As previously discussed in, Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan Restrictive Covenants at Risk, the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act, MCL 565.101, eq seq., was amended at the end of 2018, via 2018 PA 572, and may have unforeseen consequences for Michigan
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
UPDATE: This opinion was subsequently reversed by the Michigan Supreme Court on July 24, 2019 in a 5-2 decision. A copy of the Supreme Court's opinion can be found here.
In Thiel v Goyings, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued August 8, 2017 (Docket
Short-term rental websites such as AirBNB, Booking.com, FlipKey, HomeAway, Homestay, House Trip, Roomorama, Tripping.com, Trivago, VBRO and VayStays have become an increasing concern for Michigan condominium and homeowner’s associations that are populated by full-time residents. The rise of short-term rental websites has led owners and
In Petersen Financial LLC v Twin Creeks LLC, issued November 22, 2016 (Docket No. 329019) (Published Opinion) the Michigan Court of Appeals held that deed restrictions that were not within the chain of title were not enforceable. In 2000, Twin Creeks, LLC owned the complete
Earlier this year, Channel 7 WXYZ did an exposé on a Bloomfield Township homeowners association called Wing Lake Farms, which had a 1948 deed restriction that states:
Second: That no lot, or any part thereof, shall be sold, conveyed, rented, leased or loaned by either party