Phase 1 POA suing Millville by the Sea Master Association and others

Sand Dollar Village POA says developers cut off services, amenities to homeowners following a 2014 restructuring of the Master Community Association By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In some parts of the U.S., local governments are fond of approving developement plans for large scale common interest communities with thousands of homes and an elaborate array of amenities. Millville by the Sea, Sussex County, Delaware is one example. Conceived in 2005, Millville by the Sea had Continue ReadingPhase 1 POA suing Millville by the Sea Master Association and others

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Does your HOA prevent you from seeing official records?

If your homeowners,’ condo, or co-op association (either the board or the manager) has denied allowing you to have access to official records, what explanations or excuses did they make to keep them a secret? Tell me in the comment section below.

Illinois condominium, homeowners association legislative updates (March 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Several 2018 Illinois bills, and angst over homeowner protections enacted in 2017, are stirring up controversy in Chicago and statewide. HB 5126 / SB3165 Last year, state law (Public Act 100-0292) was amended to provide condo unit owner access to contact information of co-owners, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails, for the limited purposes of conducting or discussing association business. Some condo owners and community association attorneys objected Continue ReadingIllinois condominium, homeowners association legislative updates (March 2018)

Legislative Highlights (Feb 2018, Illinois)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   The right to access contact information of co-owners is under assault, and industry trade group members continue to oppose fair treatment of condo owners who prevail in litigation involving their association.    Illinois HB4816 Amends the condominium act to specify that no member, including persons on the board of managers, may sell or use the association’s official contact list for commercial purposes. Reference: Track HB4816 Full text of Continue ReadingLegislative Highlights (Feb 2018, Illinois)