Tag: Keith Jones

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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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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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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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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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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Before You Proudly Fly Your Flag…Does Your Association Have Any Restrictions

DISPLAY OF AMERICAN FLAG and MILITARY FLAG BY OWNERS An issue that comes up every now and again in associations is the display of flags by owners. Some association declarations contain complete prohibitions on the display of any […]

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Satellite Dish and Television Antennas in Associations

THE DISH ON SATELLITE DISHES AND TELEVISION ANTENNAS IN ASSOCIATIONS A frequent topic that arises in all types of associations is the placement of satellite dishes and television (“TV”) antennas by owners. Many associations […]

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Does the Property Management Agreement meet the Association’s needs?

A FEW SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TO FOCUS ON IN CONDOMINIUM, HOA and TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS One of the most important individuals involved in keeping many condominium, homeowner and townhome associations going […]

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Interior Damage…Who Is Responsible?

Interior Damage to Townhome Units One of the common questions we receive from townhome associations is regarding damage to the interior of a townhome unit resulting from a roof leak or ice damming that causes water to infiltrate […]

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Caps on Special Assessments in Condominium Associations

In reviewing condominium association declarations over the past several years, on a number of occasions I noted a similar provision in many condominium declarations which places a cap on the amount of a special assessment the board of directors can […]

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