Should Your Condo Association Allow Ring Doorbell Cameras?
For better or for worse, we live in a society where security cameras are everywhere. With the rise of technology companies such as Amazon and Google, security cameras are now available to the average consumers. For under
Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that Short-Term Rentals Violate Residential Use Restrictions
Since 2004, the Michigan Court of Appeals has repeatedly determined that short-term rentals within Michigan communities that are subject to residential, business, and commercial restrictions are prohibited because they are commercial activities that
Can a Michigan Condominium or Homeowners Association Ban a Thin Blue Line Flag?
Although the history of the term “thin blue line” can be traced back to the mid-1800s, the term gained national popularity in the 1950s through Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Parker’s statement that
Owners who live in a condo association or subdivision have agreed to abide by the rules in the master deed and bylaws or declaration of covenants and restrictions. As time goes on, owners may decide to amend their governing documents to reflect the sensibilities and
An ambiguity in an item’s classification can sometimes lead to humorous discussions. For example, the late-night television host Stephen Colbert has asked two Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States whether hotdogs are sandwiches: both Justice Ginsberg and Justice Sotomayor ruled in the
Most homeowners associations require that owners within the subdivision be members of the association. While these types of homeowner associations are the norm, they are not the only type of homeowners associations in existence. A voluntary homeowners association is just that, an HOA where membership