It is important that Michigan condominium associations are proactive in protecting the health and safety of the co-owners during the coronavirus pandemic. As previously noted by the Michigan Court of Appeals: Inherent in the condominium concept is the principle that to promote the health, happiness, and peace of mind of the majority of the unit owners since they are living […]Read more
Michigan is one of the most progressive states when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana use for medicinal and recreational purposes. Accordingly, it should be no surprise that cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil is becoming commonplace on supermarket shelves and in other retailers in Michigan. As discussed in Recreational Marijuana: How will it impact Michigan Condominium Associations, marijuana is still illegal under federal […]Read more
Approximately 25 states have adopted some form of a solar access statute that makes it illegal for condominium bylaws to contain a provision that completely bans the installation of solar panels. There are approximately 15 different states that have adopted solar easement statutes that uphold the validity of contractual easements for solar access. A full list of states that have […]Read more
On December 21, 2012, the City of Fenton acquired 52 undeveloped units in the Waters Edge Townhomes Condominium from the Genesee County Treasurer after a tax foreclosure sale. Pursuant to MCL 559.108, MCL 559.137 and the master deed, each of the units was assigned a percentage of value. Upon becoming a co-owner, by virtue of its acquisition of the units, […]Read more
Can a co-owner withhold assessment payments if they are dissatisfied with their condominium association?
Condominium assessments are the lifeblood of any condominium association. A condominium association cannot function and provide essential services to co-owners unless assessments are collected. Unfortunately, dissatisfied co-owners often threaten to escrow or withhold assessments as a means to get what they want. Examples of situations where co-owners commonly threaten to withhold assessments and/or withhold assessments are as follows: A co-owner […]Read more