Proposed Amendment to the Michigan Condominium Act: House Bill 5980 (2016) would require mediation of disputes prior to initiating litigation under MCL 559.154

Michigan House Bill 5980 was introduced on October 19, 2016. House Bill 5980 would amend MCL 559.154, Section 54 of the Michigan Condominium Act, and require that all disputes between co-owners and/or the Association, including those that involve the interpretation of the condominium documents, be submitted to mediation prior to any party commencing a lawsuit, unless the dispute is submitted […]

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Can Clearly Unenforceable Deed Restrictions Create Potential Liability for your Association?

Earlier this year, Channel 7 WXYZ did an exposé on a Bloomfield Township homeowners association called Wing Lake Farms, which had a 1948 deed restriction that states: Second: That no lot, or any part thereof, shall be sold, conveyed, rented, leased or loaned by either party hereto to any person not of the pure, unmixed, white, Caucasian Gentile Race, nor […]

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The Michigan Condominium Act: Time for a Change

The Michigan Condominium Act was enacted in 1978 and is now over thirty-five years old. While significant amendments were made to the Michigan Condominium Act in 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Condominium Act does not currently meet the needs of various stakeholders as it is outdated and disorganized. In 2015 and 2016, the Michigan Legislature introduced five (5) bills that […]

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Interested in learning more about Michigan Condo and HOA Law? Attend one of Kevin Hirzel's upcoming seminars

It is back to school season and fall is a perfect time for condominium board members to educate themselves on Michigan Condominium and HOA Law. Whether you are a seasoned condominium board member or new condominium board member, Kevin Hirzel’s seminars will have something for you.  The seminars will not only tackle the basics in proper Condominium and HOA operations, but also discuss latest developments […]

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Kevin Hirzel to present "Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law" in Traverse City on 9/14/16.

Kevin Hirzel will be presenting “Hot Topics in Condominium and HOA Law” on September 14, 2016 at 6:30pm in Traverse City, Michigan. The seminar is hosted by Monarch Management and will be at the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. The seminar will cover the following topics: How the 2015 amendments to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act will impact your community […]

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MI Lawyer's Weekly Quotes Kevin Hirzel on Pokémon Go Legal Issues

On August 12, 2016, the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly published an article entitled “Pokémon Go presents virtual fun, real legal issues“. The article discusses the legal issues relating to Pokemon Go, and quoted the Michigan Community Association Law Blog as follows: Kevin M. Hirzel, a partner at Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho PLC in Livonia, recently wrote a blog piece offering […]

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