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IL: Suburban residents face flood-damaged homes

Meanwhile, in neighboring Palatine, two large condo complexes just off of Route 53 and Rand Road were left largely under water when their ponds overflowed. Dozens of vehicles were flooded, as well as many first floor units. Residents scrambled to get what they could of their possessions off the floor, but for many, furniture, carpets and…

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Upstairs, Downstairs:

Strategies for Dealing with Noise Disputes

Noise disputes among owners can be one of the most troublesome problems community associations and their managers face. Not only can they be expensive to resolve, they can cause community unrest and bad feelings. However, if a community association acts quickly and assertively, it may be able to diffuse the dispute, or at least keep the association out of court.

Noise issues often involve a downstairs owner’s complaints of noise coming from the unit above. This frequently involves floor coverings, or the lack of them. The typical dispute has a common set of facts. An upstairs unit owner decides to upgrade by removing existing carpeting and installing hardwood or some other hard-surface flooring in its place. This upgrade occurs without application or notice to the architectural control committee. The first time the board becomes aware of the problem is when a complaint is made by the owner of the unit below. The usual complaints include increased noise from the upper unit-walking, voices, music, or television sounds.

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MA: Mansfield condo complex evacuated

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Several people had to be evacuated from a local condominium complex in Mansfield early this morning following a water leak that swamped the first floor of the building at 26 Webb Place
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CO: Condo fire reveals elevator retrofitting gaps

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Denver firefighters had to carry air bottles and other heavy equipment from the 10th to the 25th floor after elevators apparently malfunctioned during a high-rise fire in the tony Cheesman Park neighborhood
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