Plat Gave Easement Over Park, Not Fee Simple Rights to Owners in Subdivision
Ownership and use of common areas in platted subdivisions is one of the more complicated areas of real estate law and has been the subject of conflicting caselaw in the State of Michigan.
On July 14, 2022, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a new opinion regarding how restrictive covenants can be terminated in Schwintek, Inc v High Top Buds, LLC, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 14, 2022 (Docket No. 357152). In
The Michigan Land Division Act, MCL 560.101 et seq., which was enacted on January 1, 1968, sets forth the requirements for altering property boundaries in Michigan. The Michigan Land Division Act governs the process of splitting or dividing a single parcel of land into multiple
In Michigan, a significant portion of commercial and residential real estate development occurs through the creation of either subdivisions or condominiums. Typically, an owner of a large parcel of land will establish a condominium or subdivision as a means of dividing the land into various smaller lots (called “units” in