In today’s day and age, it is almost unheard of to own a parcel of real estate that is not in some way encumbered by an easement. An easement is an ownership interest in real property that grants the holder of the easement the right to use another’s property for a limited purpose. For example, the overwhelming majority of real […]Read more
When purchasing a condominium unit in Michigan, buyers are often surprised at the number of legal documents governing not only the condominium project itself, but also the association tasked with administering, managing and maintaining the condominium. Given the length and complexity of most governing documents, there can be conflicting provisions by, amongst and within the governing documents. This article explores […]Read more
Purchasing a new construction condominium is an exciting prospect for many people. However, condominium purchasers are often provided with a large amount of information and requested to make numerous decisions in a short period of time. In many instances, potential condominium purchasers are completely unfamiliar with condominium associations altogether. While condominium living certainly has many potential benefits, some purchasers may […]Read more
When drafting or amending condominium bylaws, the Restrictions section—typically Article VI of the Condominium Bylaws—often garners the most feedback, review or modification. One of the key provisions within the Restrictions section addresses pet restrictions including: the registration of pets with the association, not allowing pets loose on the condominium premises, co-owners must clean the dog’s feces so as not to […]Read more
Senate Bill 610 Passes: Is the amendment to MCL 559.167 of the Michigan Condominium Act constitutional?
On June 22, 2016, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 610 after it underwent several amendments in both the house and senate. Senate Bill 610 will become effective as of September 21, 2016 and will amend MCL 559.167 to read as follows: Sec. 67. (1) A change in a condominium project shall be reflected in an amendment to the appropriate condominium […]Read more
Introduction Michigan law allows the creation of a condominium project under terms and conditions set forth in the Michigan Condominium Act, Act 59 of 1978, MCL 559.101, et seq. (the “Act”). For the most part, the Act contemplates the creation of a new condominium project on land owned by a developer. However, the Act also allows the conversion of an […]Read more