DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: Negligent Hedge-Trimming by Condo Association Cited In Death of 9 Yr. Old Boy

The jury ultimately found the driver 10 percent responsible, the condominium association 30 percent responsible, and the property managers 60 percent responsible for the child’s tragic death. The ruling has triggered a whirlwind of hedge-clipping activity at the entrances of many community associations throughout the county.   Parents to get $12M verdict in son’s 2011 bicycle […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: S. CAROLINA RESPONDS TO CONSUMER OUTCRY REGARDING HOA ABUSE

Bluffton Today:  S.C may empower gated-community dwellers against HOAs, managers By Sarita Chourey Morris News Service\September 30, 2015 COLUMBIA — The volume of homeowner association complaints filed with one state regulator since January has already outpaced an earlier year, according to the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs. There were 40 complaints for a 12-month period […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: 3 COMMUNITY MANAGERS SURRENDER CERTIFICATES TO NEVADA STATE PANEL

Las Vegas Review Journal:  3 surrender community manager certificates to state panel By Sean Whaley September 23, 2015 CARSON CITY — Three individuals doing business in Southern Nevada as Associated Community Management have surrendered their community manager certificates to a state panel that oversees Nevada’s homeowners associations. The Nevada Commission for Common-Interest Communities and Condominium […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: TENANT IN THE “DOG HOUSE” OVER HOA “DOG” FENCE DECISION

N4T Investigators: Tenant upset over HOA decision over “dog” fence Written By Bret Buganski TUCSON- Is it a reasonable enforcement of the rules, or did one man’s homeowner’s association go too far? Dan D’Agostino has buyer’s remorse after renting a new home in Continental Ranch. It all centers around an incident where his dog jumped over […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: CONDOMINIUM OWNERS IN LEGAL LATHER OVER SHARED POOL

Condo owners 
start legal fight over shared poolby Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Chateau Roaring Fork trying to partition off pool, meeting room from neighbors The owners of two of Aspen’s longest-existing condominium complexes are embroiled in a legal fight over the future of the outdoor pool and meeting room they share. The […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: MIAMI LUXURY CONDO BOARD & DEVELOPER GET INTO $1.5M VALET PARKING SQUABBLE

$1.5 million valet parking dispute pits Miami luxury condo board against developer BY NICHOLAS NEHAMAS nnehamas@MiamiHerald.com In Miami’s surging real estate market, even the price of parking has hit overdrive. Residents of a downtown luxury condo have been told they must cough up $1.5 million for the 50 parking spots they’ve used for valet parking […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: HOA FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST OWNERS FOR PICKUP PARKED IN DRIVEWAY; OWNERS PICK UP & MOVE

SYRACUSE.COM: CNY couple who couldn’t park their pickup in driveway has had enough; they move out By Elizabeth Doran A couple sued by a Central New York homeowners’ association for parking their pickup truck in their driveway in the town of Manlius says the pressure from the case forced them to move. “Enough pressure was put […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: NEVADA LAWYER DEFRAUDS HOA OUT OF MORE THAN $1M IN “DESPICABLE” SCHEME

Las Vegas Review-Journal:  Lawyer who stole $1M from clients gets eight more years in prison By Jeff German August 13, 2015 Suspended attorney Barry Levinson, a convicted player in the scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations, was handed a second stiff prison sentence Thursday, this time for stealing more than $1.1 million from […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: HILTON HEAD HOA OVERREACH REACHES NEW LOW

WSAV.COM:  Hilton Head neighborhood signs draw disgust By Ashleigh Holland June 12, 2015 It’s neighborhood signs found at The Villas of Summerfield that are drawing disgust from some Hilton Head Island neighbors. They ban anyone from riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and rollerblading there. Otherwise, there can be costly fines. Neighbors say their children are trapped indoors without being able to play outside. […]

DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT: REAL ESTATE AGENTS, HOAs & LAWSUITS, OH MY!

Las Vegas Review-Journal:  Real estate agents, HOAs battle over liens By Jennifer Robison July 25, 2015 It’s a Nevada Supreme Court decision that didn’t resolve much. The court’s September ruling in SFR Investments Pool 1 LLC v. U.S. Bank gave homeowner associations the right to wipe out entire mortgages through foreclosures for late dues. But […]

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