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Quorum Issues in Michigan Condominium Associations

Typically in the spring or fall, Michigan condominium associations hold annual meetings to elect directors, distribute financial statements to the Co-owners and otherwise provide an update to the membership regarding the status of the condominium.  All too often, the annual meeting is sparsely attended due to Co-owner apathy, which may result in your condominium failing to meet quorum requirements.  This article

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Legal Update: Slip and Fall on the Condominium Premises: Does the Condominium Owe a Statutory Duty to its Co-owners?

What happens if a Co-owner slips and falls on the condominium premises?  Does the Co-owner have a right to sue the Association or its property manager for failing to maintain the common areas in reasonable repair?  Can the Co-owner recover from the Association (i.e. all of the other Co-owners) for damages sustained on the condominium premises?  Can the Association use

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Quick Update: Ferndale considering banning drones tonight

  This evening [April 27, 2015], the City of Ferndale is considering whether to ban drones or unmanned aerial vehicles from flying within the airspace of the city.  There are three proposed exceptions to this rule: 1.  if the drone is operated by an authorized law enforcement agency; 2.  if the drone is operated with authorization from the Federal Aviation

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LEGAL UPDATE: Michigan House Bill No. 4038 Would Allow Eviction Notices By E-mail, Facebook or Other Social Media

On March 18, 2015, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill No. 4038 (the “Bill”), which allows landlords to e-mail eviction notices to tenants or to notify tenants via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. At present, MCL 600.5718 permits service of a “demand for possession” [a/k/a an eviction notice] by personally delivering the written demand to the residence or by

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Why Property Managers are Not the Enemy: A Value Proposition

Why Property Managers Are Not the Enemy: A Value Proposition Association Boards, attorneys, accountants, contractors, consultants and, yes, even property managers are integral to the proper function and operation of community associations.  Association Boards hire a plethora of services and those individuals and companies should have the same goal: to provide value to the Association.  All too often, a Board

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