What you Need to Know about Percentage of Value in a Michigan Condominium
The Master Deed of every Michigan condominium is required to assign a “percentage of value” to each condominium unit. However, many co-owners and condominium associations do not understand the significance of the “percentage
Pursuant to Section 53 of the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.153, the administration of a condominium project must be governed by condominium bylaws that must be recorded as part of the master deed.
In today’s day and age, it is almost unheard of to own a parcel of real estate that is not encumbered by an easement. An easement is an interest in real property that grants the holder of the easement the right to use another’s property for a limited purpose. For example, most parcels of real estate are encumbered with easements in favor of utility companies.
In Estate of Romig by Kooman v Boulder Bluff Condominiums Units 73-123, 125-146, Inc, No. 347653, issued October 15, 2020 (Docket Nos. 347653 & 348254), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a condominium association’s alleged denial of a request to install a railing to accommodate a disabled person did not constitute discrimination in a “real estate transaction” under the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Acts, (PWDCRA), MCL 37.1101 et seq.
Conflict is inevitable when co-owners live in close proximity in a condominium association. Whether it is a barking dog, loud music or unpleasant odor, it is important that a condominium association has a mechanism to resolve disputes between co-owners. Many condominium associations resolve disputes by
Every Michigan condominium association goes through a transition in which control of the board of directors is transferred from developer control to co-owner control. In many condominium associations, it is not uncommon for a developer to attempt to retain control of all positions on the