Category Archives: Water Issues

Legal Update: Slip and Falls on the Condominium Premises and the Open and Obvious Doctrine

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Legal Update: Slip and Fall on the Condominium Premises: Does the Condominium Owe a Statutory Duty to Its Co-owners?” The article centered around a 2015 published decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals in Francescutti v Fox Chase Condominium Association, 312 Mich App 640; 886 NW2d 801 (2015), which held that a

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Failing Infrastructure? How to handle common element lead pipes in your Condominium

Introduction The recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan has gained regional and national headlines and caused a great deal of controversy regarding the responsibility of local, state and federal government to provide clean water. One of the biggest issues facing Michigan condominium associations today, albeit rarely discussed, is the aging infrastructure located underground in the common elements of the condominium

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Water in Your Condominium Unit? What Every Co-owner and Association Should Know

From personal experience, water intrusion in a condominium unit can be one of the most frustrating and unpleasant experiences a Co-owner may ever experience.  Often, a Co-owner does not know what to do, who to call, whether insurance will cover the loss and what responsibilities the Co-owner and the Association may have.  This article explores some common issues that may

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