Condominium HOA dysfunction roundup (October 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: U.S. and Canadian condo owners embroiled in litigation with developers; several condo complexes (still) plagued by defects and shoddy construction; another run-down, unsafe condo complex in the Sunshine State; un-permitted Vancouver condo renovation causes problems for neighboring unit owners. Missouri Owners can’t sell condos with temporary occupancy permits Readers might recall my previous IAC post: Kansas City: owners of ‘luxury’ condos frustrated by fire code violations, Continue ReadingCondominium HOA dysfunction roundup (October 2019)

HOA Issue #9: Worldwide condo, strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month’s featured collection of HOA articles about condo and strata common interest and planned communities around the world. Leasehold scandal: Developers could face criminal charges for breaking consumer protection rules when selling new build homes (U.K.) Buyers were not made aware of vital details prior to purchasing property Purchasers have been affected up and down the country Conveyancers and solicitors may also be held to account By WILL Continue ReadingHOA Issue #9: Worldwide condo, strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

Worldwide condo/strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

Worldwide-condo-strata

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month’s collection of articles from common interest and planned communities around the world. Leasehold scandal: Developers could face criminal charges for breaking consumer protection rules when selling new build homes (U.K.) Buyers were not made aware of vital details prior to purchasing property Purchasers have been affected up and down the country Conveyancers and solicitors may also be held to account By WILL KIRKMAN FOR THISISMONEY.CO.UK PUBLISHED: 02:20 Continue ReadingWorldwide condo/strata corruption & dysfunction (July 2018)

Guess what, America? Other countries have same condo & HOA problems!

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  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Some readers of IAC may be unaware that association-governed communities exist in other countries of the world. Most of them are condominium associations, but may be called by different names such as “strata” or “horizontal properties.” Detached homes in association-governed neighborhoods are called “villas” in many parts of the world, and, because there’s usually no ownership of individual parcels of land, their communities are more equivalent to condominium Continue ReadingGuess what, America? Other countries have same condo & HOA problems!