Can A Michigan Condominium Association Collect Attorney Fees for Bylaw Violations?
In Michigan, the responsibility for attorney fees and costs in litigation typically lies with the parties involved. Following the 'American rule,' attorney fees are not recoverable unless expressly allowed by statute, court rule, common-law exception,
Til Death Do Us Part, Or Do We?: Collecting Community Association Assessments from a Deceased Owner in Michigan
The 2021 Michigan Community Association Fact Book (the “Fact Book”) compiled by the Foundation for Association Research estimates that from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2021
Can You Pay Directors and Officers of a Michigan Condominium or Homeowners Association?
It is common for a condominium association’s master deed and bylaws or a homeowners association’s declaration to address compensating board members. Usually, such a provision will either expressly disallow any compensation or
A recent survey by the Community Associations Institute’s Foundation for Community Research reported that 91% of community association managers and HOA board members reported seeing unexpected increases in operating expenses due to inflation. While cost increases are inevitable, it appears that condominium and homeowners associations
The vast majority of Michigan condominium and homeowners associations are formed as Michigan nonprofit corporations under the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act, MCL 450.2101, et seq. In order to create a Michigan nonprofit corporation, such as a condominium or homeowners association, a developer is required to
Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as the action is reasonable. See, e.g., Allnutt v High