Blog: Levying a Fine for Rule Violation? Some Helpful Tips

Levying a Fine for Rule Violation? Some Helpful Tips

The Illinois Condominium Property Act empowers a board of managers, “to impose charges for late payment of a unit owner’s proportionate share of the common expenses, or any other expenses lawfully agreed upon, and after notice and an […]

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Using FHA Approval to Market Your Condominium Association

For condominium association boards looking for ways to enhance property values and market their community to potential new buyers, having the condominium association approved for FHA-backed loans is potentially one of the most effective ways a […]

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Energy Policy Statement

  DOES YOUR ASSOCIATION NEED AN ENERGY POLICY STATEMENT? In the recent months, a handful of Association clients have required assistance with homeowners requesting for the installation of solar collector systems (i.e. solar […]

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Election of Association Board Members and Officers – What’s the Difference

  Election of Association Board Members and Officers—What’s the Difference? A common scenario I see with some associations when it comes to elections is the following:  ballots and proxies are distributed to owners for […]

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Ombudsperson Act deadline – January 1, 2019

  DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR OMBUDSPERSON ACT – JANUARY 1, 2019 As stated in our “The Ombudsperson: 2016 Amendments and Updates” article, by Governor Rauner’s signing of Public Act 99-0776, several changes were made to […]

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Collecting Assessments from Condominium Units In Foreclosure

  CONDOMINIUM UNITS IN FORECLOSURE DURING A RISING REAL ESTATE MARKET In 2017, Illinois had the fourth highest rate of foreclosure filings in the United States. While the overall number of foreclosures being filed is […]

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Update to Condominium Rules and Regulations

  TIME TO UPDATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION RECORD REQUESTS AND USES FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES With the adoption of Public Act 100-0292, which will take effect on January 1, 2018, […]

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2017 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Omnibus P.A. 100-0292

  OMNIBUS REVISION TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ACT AND ILLINOIS CONDOMINIUM PROPERTY ACT With the recent votes in the Illinois Legislature, it appears that the current legislative session is […]

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Omnibus House Bill 0189

OMNIBUS HOUSE BILL 0189 With the recent votes in the Illinois Legislature, it appears that the current legislative session has come to a close.   As of July 10, 2017, only one significant piece of community association […]

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Common Area Basics

COMMON AREA ISSUES Most associations have common areas.  These can range from simply a detention pond or two and/or maybe a few subdivision entry signs for a large detached single-family home community on one end of the scale to […]

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