The Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) require condominium associations to make reasonable accommodations to disabled co-owners under certain circumstances. However, condominium associations should keep in mind that co-owners are not entitled to every accommodation that is requested. Rather, co-owners are only entitled to accommodations that
Property owners that are subject to restrictive covenants may want to install a fence for any number of reasons, such as keeping a dog or children in the yard, keeping pesky rabbits and deer out of the yard, or for aesthetic value. However, HOA bylaws
Building a new home can be an exciting proposition, but it is important to review any declarations, deed restrictions, restrictive covenants, HOA Bylaws and HOA rules before having your plans drafted. It is common for platted subdivisions with homeowners associations to have some form of
United States Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper is quoted as saying, “It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” Possibly because this saying is so popular, it can cause headaches for homeowners associations. This is particularly true when owners erect accessory buildings,
New Construction Condos: What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability?
Purchasing a new construction condominium can be an exciting proposition. Generally speaking, a developer will provide an express written warranty to the purchaser of a new condominium unit that covers defective construction within the unit. However,
Rebuilding a Michigan Condominium After a Fire
Having a fire in a condominium project is a terrifying thought. In addition to the risk of loss of life, there is a high probability that a condominium unit and the common elements will be damaged, or worse, destroyed.