Category Archives: Michigan Condominium Attorney

Congratulations to Kevin Hirzel and Matthew Heron on being appointed to CAI National Committees

Kevin Hirzel will honorably be starting his 2 year term on the CAI National Government & Public Affairs committee beginning January 1, 2019. He is proud to be a part of this great organization. CAI advances excellence in public policy through advocacy before legislative bodies, regulatory bodies and the courts by availing an extensive network of state legislative action committees,

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Hirzel Law Seminar #1- So you joined a community association board, now what?

This Seminar is hosted by Hirzel Law, PLC and will be held in the new Hirzel Law, PLC Learning Center that is part of our office expansion. The Seminar is free for clients of Hirzel Law, PLC and $25/attendee for all other attendees. Non-clients must pay at the time of the seminar. This seminar will discuss the best practices for

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MCL 559.201 AND MICH ADMIN R 559.511: IS YOUR RESERVE FUND UNDERFUNDED?

Introduction In Michigan, the laws related to the governance of the formation and operation of condominium projects are found in the Michigan Condominium Act (the “Act”), MCL 559.101, et seq. MCL 559.205 of the Act requires a condominium association to maintain a “reserve fund,” to be set aside for major repair and replacement of the common elements. MCL 559.205 provides:

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Michigan Court upholds condo association fines for unauthorized wind turbine and generator

In Oak Valley Estates Homeowners Association v Georgetta Livingstone, Unpublished Opinion of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Docket No. 338292 (January 22, 2019), the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a monetary judgment in favor of a condominium association, for fines and attorney’s fees and costs, after granting an injunction requiring that a co-owner remove solar panels, a wind turbine and

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Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan restrictive covenants at risk

On December 31, 2018, SB 671 was enacted into law, via 2018 PA 572, in order to amend the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act. SB 671 was a lame duck bill that may have drastic consequences for Michigan condominiums and homeowners’ associations in the future.  Based on the amendment to the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act, in certain circumstances, Michigan

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Kevin Hirzel Speaks with Detroit News about GM Potential Sale of the Millender Center in Downtown Detroit

Kevin Hirzel, Managing Partner of Hirzel Law, PLC, was recently quoted in the Detroit News regarding General Motors Co.’s plans to sell the downtown Detroit Millender Center to potentially more than one buyer.  The article discusses current plans to convert the property into “building condominiums.”  Downtown Detroit’s revitalization has created new opportunities for owners, investors and small businesses.  Any potential

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Legal marijuana: How will it impact Michigan condominium associations?

Michigan became the 10th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana when voters approved Proposal 1 and enacted the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (the “Act”) on November 6, 2018. The highlights of the Act are as follows: A person that is at least 21 years or older may possess or consume marijuana. A person may possess

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