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MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES AGAINST CONDO ASSOCIATION AND INVALIDATES SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TO FUND LITIGATION WITHOUT A CO-OWNER VOTE AS CONTRARY TO BYLAWS

In a recent unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals case entitled Nottingham Village Condominium Association v. John and Jane Doe Pensom, the Court ruled against the condominium association, and affirmed the co-owners’ right to have a condominium lien invalidated because the … Continue reading

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. – SCHEDULE UPDATE AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. Board Education and Training Presented by Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC Attorneys at Law Experienced Condominium & HOA Attorneys The Board Education and Training program is designed to educate Condominium and HOA Board Members and Property … Continue reading

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JANUARY B.E.A.T. CLASS

CONTRACTING FOR ASSOCIATIONS January 17, 2018 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Macomb County Community College Professional Development Center 44575 Garfield Rd., Building U1 Clinton Twp., MI 48038 The Holidays will be over and the BEAT goes on…

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T

Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC presents “The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T.” (Board Education and Training) A new monthly series of free educational seminars for condominium and homeowner’s association board members and property managers. Serving on a condominium/HOA board can be a … Continue reading

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FIRM NEWS: ZELMANSKI, DANNER & FIORITTO, PLLC WELCOMES ATTORNEY CHRISTENE M. RICHTER TO THE ZDF TEAM!

We are most pleased to announce that Attorney Christene M. Richter has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Richter graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999 where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in … Continue reading

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TO AIRBNB OR NOT TO AIRBNB – HOW MIGHT THE AIRBNB PHENOMENON AFFECT YOUR CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITY?

PART I OF III Your neighbor has decided to rent his unit out on weekends when he is out of town.  You worriedly wonder:  How will this affect you?  Is it even allowed in your condominium?  Will it have any … Continue reading

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PARTNER TRACY DANNER-BOND AND SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY RICHARD L. WAGNER, JR. TO SPEAK AT 43RD ANNUAL UNITED CONDOMINIUM OWNERS OF MICHIGAN (UCOM) SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 28, 2017

We are most pleased to announce that experienced ZDF attorneys Tracy Danner-Bond and Richard L. Wagner, Jr., will speak at an upcoming United Condominium Owners of Michigan (UCOM) 43rd Annual Seminar, which will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 … Continue reading

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6 BIG REASONS WHY YOUR ASSOCIATION SHOULD CONSIDER AMENDING ITS GOVERNING DOCUMENTS (OR, 6 BIG REASONS WHY YOUR BYLAWS ARE PROBABLY TERRIBLE)

By Gregory J. Fioritto There are a myriad of reasons why it may be in the best interests of an Association to amend its governing documents, which include the Association’s Articles of Incorporation, Master Deed, Condominium Bylaws, Subdivision Plans, as … Continue reading

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CONDO LAW FAQ’S: Late Charges and Interest

Is it acceptable for a condominium association to charge a co-owner both late charges and interest on unpaid assessments? Yes. The Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.206 (c), authorizes an association to impose late charges on a delinquent co-owner’s account “as … Continue reading

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The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. – Updated Schedule of Free Educational Seminars for Board Members and Property Managers”

Board Education and Training brought to you by Zelmanski, Danner and Fioritto, PLLC Experienced Condominium & HOA Attorneys The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) program is designed to educate condominium and HOA board members regarding the vast … Continue reading

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