Blog: New FHA Owner Occupancy Requirements

New FHA Owner Occupancy Requirements

HUD ANNOUNCES NEW FHA OWNER OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), recently published Mortgagee Letter 2016-15, which modified the owner occupancy requirements for condominium […]

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NEW LAW: Clarifying Board of Directors’ Ability to Secure Loans

NEW LAW AMENDING THE CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT CLARIFIES A BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ABILITY TO SECURE LOANS Public Act 099-0849 was signed into law by Governor Rauner on August 19, 2016.  The new law changes the Condominium Property […]

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The Ombudsperson: 2016 Amendments and Update

THE OMBUDSPERSON:  2016 AMENDMENTS AND UPDATE On August 12, 2016 Governor Rauner signed Public Act 99-0776 which makes several significant changes to the original Ombudsperson Act.  This article will provide quick highlights of […]

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New Chicago Ordinance – Short Term and Vacation Lease Violations

NEW CHICAGO ORDINANCE DETERS OWNERS FROM ENTERING INTO SHORT-TERM AND VACATION LEASES IN VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GOVERNING DOCUMENTS Many, if not most, community association declarations prohibit owners from leasing […]

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Statutory Changes to Board Executive Sessions Taking Effect in 2017

Public Act 099-0567 was signed into law by Governor Rauner on July 15, 2016.  This Public Act made a few significant changes to both the Illinois Condominium Property Act (765 ILCS 605/1 et. seq. and herein referred to as the “Condo Act”) and […]

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NEW LAWS PASSED JULY 15, 2016 AFFECTING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

On July 15, 2016 Governor Rauner signed two important pieces of legislation for the community association industry. CLOSED PORTIONS OF MEETINGS/EXECUTIVE SESSIONS     P.A. 099-0567 Section 18(a)(9) of the […]

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STOBE: Leasing Restrictions Going Forward

  LEASING RESTRICTIONS AFTER STOBE v. 842-848 WEST BRADLEY PLACE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Recently, on February 3, 2016, the Illinois First District Appellate Court, Third Division, issued a ruling in the case of Stobe v. […]

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Reviewing Delinquencies

IT’S NEVER A BAD TIME TO REVIEW YOUR DELINQUENCIES With the budgeting and annual meeting season in the rear-view mirror and with the opening of pool season still a couple of months away, now is the time to review your […]

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Clarification on Six Months Rule

APPELLATE COURT PROVIDES SOME CLARITY ON SIX MONTHS RULE Under Section 9(g)(4) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, a foreclosure purchaser, other than a mortgagee, or a third-party who purchases a foreclosed unit from a […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Appellate Court Ruling in 1010 Lake Shore vs. Deutsch Bank

On December 3rd, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an opinion confirming the holding of the First District Appellate Court in the case of 1010 Lake Shore Association vs. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company. If you are reading this article, you […]

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