The simplicity of creating a social media account for your community association is tempting. After providing just a few pieces of personal information and an e-mail address, your association has joined
Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations have been
Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were first introduced into the U.S. market in the mid-2000s (see here) but only recently garnered national attention when e-cigarette smokers began developing mysterious lung injuries, some of which have been fatal
In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium unit who constructed a larger
In Square Lake Hills Assn v Garland, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, Docket No. 350403, issued November, 12, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the Oakland County Circuit Court that dismissed a defamation claim brought by a co-owner against a condominium association,
Joe Wloszek and Katherine Hopkins of Hirzel Law, PLC represented Parkview at Orion Commons Condominium Association.
In Parkview at Orion Commons Condominium Association v Rouhan, the Oakland Circuit Court held that a dog who bit a neighboring co-owner is a dangerous animal that must be removed from the condominium premises.
In Estate of Romig by Kooman v Boulder Bluff Condominiums Units 73-123, 125-146, Inc, No. 347653, issued October 15, 2020 (Docket Nos. 347653 & 348254), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a condominium association’s alleged denial of a request to install a railing to accommodate a disabled person did not constitute discrimination in a “real estate transaction” under the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Acts, (PWDCRA), MCL 37.1101 et seq.
On May 24, 2019, Rep. Sarah Anthony introduced HB 4676 in order to make it easier for Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations to remove discriminatory provisions from a covenant, declaration or master deed. 42 U.S.C.
Kevin Hirzel and Brandan Hallaq of Hirzel Law, PLC represented
In Fox Bay Civic Assn, Inc v Creswell, unpublished opinion of
WXYZ Detroit (Channel 7) recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding the debate over HOA's. The interview discusses the pros and cons of Homeowner's Associations, what you need to know before entering into binding agreements with your association
BACKGROUND On October 25, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued
It is important that Michigan condominium associations are proactive in protecting the health and safety
The Michigan Step Forward Program provides governmental assistance to Michigan residents, based upon financial need,
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has made two significant programs available to help small businesses
In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020
On March 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-4 and declared a State
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19”) a pandemic.
Each year, the Board of Directors for Michigan condominium and homeowners associations make a multitude
Congratulations to Kevin M. Hirzel for being a member of the Oakland County Executive's Elite
On January 28, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance
In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued
Matthew W. Heron, Esq. Introduction A well-run condominium can be thought of as having two components: (1)
In Liss v. Lewiston–Richard Inc, 478 Mich. 203; 732 NW2d 514 (2007), the Michigan Supreme
In Moon Lake Condominium Association v RBS Citizens, Case No. 323476 (Michigan Court of Appeals,
Introduction Community associations are often faced with the challenge of collecting unpaid assessments from delinquent owners.
Condominium assessments are the lifeblood of any condominium association. A condominium association cannot function and
As many new condominium co-owners are aware, the general operations of a condominium association are
Michigan condominium associations are governed by various documents: the Articles of Incorporation, the Master Deed,
The Board of Directors for condominium associations are often faced with delinquent co-owners who fail