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 articleRead more
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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 useRead more
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 AviationRead more
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 byRead more
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 BoardRead more