Q: Are there any homeowners associations (“HOAs”) that assess dues to different homes based upon the individual homeowners’ use of or impact on the neighborhood amenities? Our community includes private streets that the HOA pays to maintain. We have residents that live in the front of the development...Read more
To guard against problems and liability, associations need to know the ins and outs of snow removal contracts, what to do when a slip-and-fall occurs and when a frozen pipe breaks. The following guidelines and tips will help associations prepare for the winter season.
With warmer weather, we’re getting our usual barrage of pool questions. Many deal with appropriate pool rules and pool signs. Without question, pool issues are one of the more confusing areas of our practice in that there are few absolutes. That’s particularly the case when it comes...Read more
Elevators may be the most complicated and expensive asset in your building. Fix your contract, know the basics and minimize legal risks before your community finds itself out of order. The passenger elevators in a 90-year-old, 62-unit, 16-story condominium complex in Chicago were so small and vintage...Read more