Category: Law & Legislation

Law & Legislation Legal Legends
2012 June Legal Legends

 Along with property managers, attorneys may be keepers of some of the best  stories to come out of Chicagoland's condos and HOA communities. They hear and  see (and litigate) it all, from the crazy cat lady who diversifies into African  g…

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Law & Legislation Suit Happens
2012 June Suit Happens

 You may think it’ll never happen to you. You're the nicest person around. You love your  neighbors, and have never quarreled with the board of your condo community over  anything. This is all great—but unfortunately, it doesn't amount to …

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Law & Legislation 2012 Legislative Update
2012 June 2012 Legislative Update

 At any given time, there are dozens of housing-related bills—both major and not-so-major—being debated by lawmakers in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, DC. This legislation can have a huge impact condo residents, boards, and those wh…

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Law & Legislation Q&A: Removal Without Cause
2011 June Q&A: Removal Without Cause

Q Does the individual condo association board members and president have the legal  right to remove a treasurer from duties without due cause and deny a chance for  rebuttal?"    —Procedural Proponent   A “Almost every byla…

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Law & Legislation Q&A: Smoking and the Bylaws
2011 June Q&A: Smoking and the Bylaws

Q As property manager for a 36-unit condominium, we have received complaints about smoke emanating from a downstairs unit to an upstairs unit and common area hallway. There has been an ongoing feud for several years now between the ups…

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Law & Legislation Paying it Forward
2011 June Paying it Forward

 The ongoing recession has changed the financial picture drastically for many  residents, and their buildings are feeling the effects of late and missing  assessment payments, owners unable to pay special assessments, and even owners  who …

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Law & Legislation Getting to Know the ISBA
2011 June Getting to Know the ISBA

 The Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) has been the premier legal association  in the state since being founded in 1877. As a voluntary organization, the ISBA’s primary focus is to help Illinois attorneys practice more effectively and …

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Law & Legislation Watch Your Mouth
2011 June Watch Your Mouth

 When you were little, your mother might have told you, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”    Momma was no fool. That was sound advice then, and it's even smarter in today’s litigious world, where …

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