Condo Law Watch

Should Your Associations Approve the Installation of Semi-Inground Pools?

With the summer months approaching, your association may receive a request for approval from an owner wanting to install a pool on his or her property.  For most associations, whether approval is granted will depend on whether the pool will be… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Kathryn Formeller

Kathryn Formeller is a partner and Chair of the Condominium and Common Interest Community Association Law practice at Tressler LLP. Her practice areas include Condominium and Common Interest Community Association Law, Landlord Tenant Law, HOA and Condominium Collections, Coverage Analysis,… Continue Reading →

Adopting Rules and Regulations

The Declaration establishes the association (whether a condominium or common interest community) and the By-Laws establish the obligations and duties of the association’s governing body – the Board of Directors/Managers.  Rules and Regulations supplement the Declaration and By-Laws by allowing… Continue Reading →

Time to Update Your Association’s Declaration for 2017

There have been quite of few changes to the Illinois Condominium Property Act (Condo Act) and the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act (CICAA), effective January 1, 2017. In light of these changes, as well as the many changes made… Continue Reading →

Illinois Supreme Court Limits Scope of Immunity Provided to Residential Property Owners Under Snow and Ice Removal Act

The recent enactment of the Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act automatically voids any provisions in a snow and ice removal contract requiring either party of the contract to defend, indemnify or hold harmless the other party of the contract for… Continue Reading →

Winter Is Coming…Is Your Association Entering Into a New Snow Removal and Ice Control Services Contract?

With the impending snow season rapidly approaching, it is important for associations to be aware of certain provisions of the Illinois Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act, which was signed into law and became effective on August 25, 2016. Most… Continue Reading →

Management and Administrative Fees: Are They Collectable?

Oftentimes, management companies will include their own management fees (such as a collection turnover fee or trial witness fee) on the ledger of a delinquent owner’s account when collecting unpaid assessments. As courts are reviewing account ledgers with increasing scrutiny,… Continue Reading →

Amendments to the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act

Pursuant to Public Act 99-00776, amendments were made to the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act (Ombudsperson Act) on August 12, 2016. The Ombudsperson Act will now take effect on January 1, 2017. The Ombudsperson Act establishes the Office… Continue Reading →

Condo Associations Entitled to Recover Post-Judgment Attorneys’ Fees, Lease Unit Despite Payment by Owner

The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act provides associations with the right to take possession of a unit when an owner fails to pay assessments and other common expenses to the association. If the association received a judgment and an order… Continue Reading →

New Standardized Condo Project Questionnaires Provide Greater Consistency & Clarity for Lenders

In an effort to provide greater consistency and clarity for mortgage lenders as they work to collect information to determine eligibility for mortgages secured by units in condominiums, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently released two standardized… Continue Reading →

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