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Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 24, 2014 | State Legislation

As the legislative session closes out its second month the HOA related bills continue to move along, in large part un-amended from their original forms.

  The HOA Transfer Fee Bill (HB14-1254) cleared committee after lengthy...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As if all the other drama associated with FHA certifications and recertifications is not enough, there’s now one more match to add to this fire: accusations of discrimination by potential buyers.

A woman in Ohio filed a complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on or about February 22, 2013 alleging a...

Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, February 10, 2014 | State Legislation

Last week, the HOA Information and Resource Center released its Annual Report for...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | State Legislation

The long awaited bill relating to fees charged by managers was introduced today in the Form of HB 14-1254 by Representative Labuda.  It is co-sponsored by Senator Balmer in the Senate.  While this bill was much anticipated, as introduced, the...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, February 3, 2014 | National Legislation

Last Thursday, the Senate approved S.1926, the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014” by a vote of 67-32.   This will delay dramatic increases in federal flood insurance premiums until 2017.

  During the next few years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...

Written By David A. Firmin | Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | State Legislation

In what has been a slow start to the HOA legislative season, a second bill was introduced in the Senate yesterday.  SB 14-140, as drafted, proposes revoking the lien rights of Small or Limited Expense planned communities unless these...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, January 27, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last week at the 2014 CAI Law Seminar , I had the pleasure of teaching with Jeffrey Kaman on the subject of maximizing technology for community associations. We discussed the benefits of technology, as well as the risks, proactive...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, January 24, 2014 | State Legislation

In writing the recent blogs relating to transfer fees, the rumored bill raised many different arguments to the surface for and against transfer fees.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | State Legislation

Last week it was reported that Rep. Jeanne Labuda indicated that she would be introducing legislation taking aim on management company transfer fees.  This sparked tremendous debate on both sides of the issue and the value of a transfer fee.

 

In response to the ...

Written By Elina B. Gilbert | Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

Not only have condominium communities felt the heat of the FHA when it comes to leasing restrictions, but individual buyers of condominium units have also experienced their share of grief.

  For example, on July 19, 2013, FHA started requiring all borrowers to sign a...

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