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,
In Cherry Home Association v. Keith Barker, et. al., unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued October 21, 2021 (Docket No. 354841), the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the Leelanau County Circuit Court’s ruling that frequent short-term rentals violated the residential use restrictions contained
One of the fundamental concepts of condominium living is that anyone acquiring an interest in the condominium must comply with the condominium documents. The Michigan Condominium Act, specifically MCL 559.165, states that, “[e]ach unit co-owner, tenant, or nonco-owner occupant shall comply with the master deed, bylaws, and rules and regulations
Disputes between neighbors in a homeowners association inevitably arise. HOA board members often face difficult decisions in deciding whether to intervene in neighbor disputes that do not directly involve the HOA. Continue reading
How are Michigan condos and HOA's impacted by Emergency Orders 2020-69 and 2020-92? This article discusses the impact of Michigan's Executive Orders on short-term rentals and recreational facilities, such as basketball courts, fitness centers, pools, gyms, spas or tennis court.
UPDATE: On May 7, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77, which extended the ban on short-term vacation rentals in Executive Order 2020-59 until May 28, 2020.
On April 24, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-59, which extended the stay-at-home requirements that were originally contained