The Michigan Condominium Act: Time for a Change

The Michigan Condominium Act was enacted in 1978 and is now over thirty-five years old. While significant amendments were made to the Michigan Condominium Act in 2001 and 2002, the Michigan Condominium Act does not currently meet the needs of various stakeholders as it is outdated and disorganized. In 2015 and 2016, the Michigan Legislature introduced five (5) bills that […]

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Senate Bill 610 Passes: Is the amendment to MCL 559.167 of the Michigan Condominium Act constitutional?

On June 22, 2016, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 610 after it underwent several amendments in both the house and senate. Senate Bill 610 will become effective as of September 21, 2016 and will amend MCL 559.167 to read as follows: Sec. 67. (1) A change in a condominium project shall be reflected in an amendment to the appropriate condominium […]

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Was your condominium properly expanded under the Michigan Condominium Act?

In Michigan, when a developer creates a condominium, the developer is required to record a master deed. Pursuant to MCL 559.108, the master deed and condominium subdivision plan must identify the total number of units in the project and assign a percentage of value to each unit.  However, the initial configuration of the condominium is not set in stone.  MCL […]

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Michigan Senate Bill 610: A fix to Section 67 of the Michigan Condominium Act (MCL 559.167) or the creation of a new set of problems?

The intended purpose of MCL 559.167 of the Michigan Condominium Act was to create an end date for developing condominium projects in Michigan and prevent incomplete projects that are not only an eyesore, but also create numerous practical problems for operating a condominium association.  The current version of MCL 559.167 has been in place for almost fifteen (15) years and allows for […]

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Kevin Hirzel to present at Michigan CAI Annual Conference & Expo – March 13, 2015

Kevin Hirzel’s presentation “Construction Defect Resolution – Appropriate steps a post-transition control board of directors should take with respect to discovering and resolving construction defects” will be in the Pearl Room from 1:00pm to 1:45pm. Event:CAI Annual Conference & Expo Start:March 13, 2015 8:30 am End:March 13, 2015 4:30 pm Organizer:CAI MI Phone:734-9531-2084 Email:ced@cai-michigan Venue: Suburban Show Place Address: 46100 […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals rules that a Governmental Entity is not liable for Condominium Assessments after Tax Foreclosure

In Harbor Watch Condominium Association v Emmet County Treasurer, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Emmet County Treasurer was not obligated to pay $97,366.09 in condominium assessments, late fees and interest to the Harbor Watch Condominium Association.  In 2011, the Emmet County Treasurer acquired 37 units in Harbor Watch after foreclosing on the units due to unpaid taxes.  The […]

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