Omaha townhouse owners sued because of deck color

Homeowners say previous HOA board approved white paint for their deck 10 years ago By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Omaha homeowners Mike and Sheila Lyons have joined forces with a third neighbor to defend their property rights in a lawsuit filed against them by their homeowners association. The reason for the lawsuit, described by Sheila as “petty,” boils down to the paint color of their deck. According to a report by Mike MicKnight Continue ReadingOmaha townhouse owners sued because of deck color

Condo owners bring personal injury lawsuit after balcony collapse

OHIO – Suit alleges defective construction, negligent management leads to deck collapse By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities As reported by ABC 6 and documented in a legal complaint filed in July, Hayden Run Condo Association was made aware of a previous deck collapse in the community sometime prior to 2010, but did nothing to prevent a similar disaster for other condos. Injured victims Roger Guess and daughter Arlene Guess are suing both the developer, Continue ReadingCondo owners bring personal injury lawsuit after balcony collapse

Is your condo balcony safe?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities As summer weather kicks in, many condo and apartment residents look forward to spending some time out on their decks, enjoying the sunshine and some fresh air. But, not so fast. Do you know if your deck is safe? A recent report from Dublin, Ohio, serves as a caution for homeowners and tenants alike. Two people were seriously injured a few days ago, when a second story balcony suddenly Continue ReadingIs your condo balcony safe?