States enact new laws regulating short-term vacation rentals (AZ, MA, WA – 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities City and town governments have been regulating short-term and vacation rentals for several years, especially with the growing popularity

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Florida HOA, condo, & co-op legislation update (May 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Several controversial HOA, condo, and co-op bills considered this year. Almost none of them passed the House and Senate

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Arizona’s disastrous attempt at regulation of short-term rentals

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   What can homeowners do about short-term rental homes causing nuisances in their neighborhoods? In Arizona, not much. Short-term

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HOA, condo, & co-op case law and litigation highlights (Dec. 2018, part 2)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month: a Vermont court upholds homeowner obligations to pay for common maintenance. Other case law clarifies property and

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