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HOA Bylaws: Not an End Around Existing Covenants

A homeowners association (HOA), through its bylaws, mandated preapproval of all new development by an architectural control committee, created additional building standards, and required submission of a fee for all plans. Property owners, who were seeking to build more homes, sued the HOA in an effort to invalidate these new requirements. In Conlin v. Upton, 313 [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:24:38-04:00October 28th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on HOA Bylaws: Not an End Around Existing Covenants

Restrictive Covenants Limiting Short-Term Rentals

In Eager v. Kaurich Trust, (Mich. App. No. 336460, Nov. 30, 2017, unpublished), a property owner sought to enjoin a neighbor from renting out a lake house for short-term use, arguing that the rental violated the subdivision’s restrictive covenants. The trial court denied the request, finding that the restrictions’ limitations on the use to “private occupancy” and [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:23:10-04:00October 28th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on Restrictive Covenants Limiting Short-Term Rentals

Homeowners Association Bylaws: Not an End-Around of Existing Covenants

A homeowners association in Michigan, through its bylaws, mandated preapproval of all new development by an architectural control committee, created additional building standards, and required submission of a fee for all plans, none of which were in the restrictive covenants of the neighborhood. Property owners, who were seeking to build homes, sued the homeowners association [...]

By |2018-10-23T22:52:31-04:00December 28th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Homeowners Association Bylaws: Not an End-Around of Existing Covenants

Michigan Residential Builders: Stop Paying Local Taxes on Unoccupied Buildings!

All Michigan residential builders and Michigan home-owners know that the board of a local school district may levy up to 18 mills for school operating purposes. For home-owners, at least regarding a home-owner’s principal residence, the way to get around having to pay this tax is to file a Principal Residence Exception Affidavit with the [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:36:08-04:00December 18th, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Michigan Residential Builders: Stop Paying Local Taxes on Unoccupied Buildings!

Avoid Common Lease Mistakes Made By Residential Landlords

Time and time again, we see landlords encounter issues with tenants that were completely avoidable. A well drafted lease can include provisions that safeguard landlords against some very typical problems and save the landlord time and money in the future. One of the most common problems encountered by a landlord is a tenant that is [...]

By |2018-10-23T23:09:28-04:00September 2nd, 2016|Real Estate|Comments Off on Avoid Common Lease Mistakes Made By Residential Landlords
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