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,
What Every Condo or HOA Needs To Know About Emotional Support Animals
Over the last several years, emotional support animals have been a continuous source of speculation and confusion for many Michigan condo and HOA boards. We all have seen the news stories of individuals
Michigan Condominium Act Amendments: Enhancing Financial Transparency and Security for Condo Associations
In an effort to strengthen the financial stability of condominium associations in Michigan, the state legislature has introduced a bill to amend the Condominium Act of 1978. This amendment, specifically targeting section 105 (MCL
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
Since 2016, one particular section within the Michigan Condominium Act has been the source of repeated litigation in Michigan trial and appellate courts – Section 67, or MCL 559.167. When initially enacted, MCL 559.167 was designed to curtail the problem of Michigan condominium projects that
Cigarette smoking is no longer as prevalent in U.S. society as it once was, and the percentage of adults that smoke has declined significantly over the past fifty years. According to the American Lung Association, cigarette smoking in the United States has fallen from 42.6%