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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 in 2016: The Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act

In an effort to educate condominium associations, unit owners and common interest groups, while still accounting for the complex responsibilities that accompany those roles, the Illinois General Assembly created the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act. Effective July 1,… Continue Reading →

Tressler LLP Re-Launches Condo Law Blog

Tressler LLP is pleased to announce the re-launch of Tressler’s condo law blog with a new name, Condo Law Watch. To keep up with the changing digital landscape, Condo Law Watch will replace the firm’s traditional e-newsletter Condominium & Common… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Invalidates Condominium Leasing Cap From Rules and Regulations

For years, associations have adopted different forms of leasing restrictions. In many instances, those restrictions were adopted to combat decreased owner-occupancy rates in order to keep the condominium eligible as a HUD-approved condominium project, which allows owners and buyers to… Continue Reading →

2016 Brings New Legislative Changes For Condominium Associations

As we kick off 2016, it is important to bear in mind the legislative changes directly impacting condominium associations that will become effective this year, specifically June 1, 2016. Certain amendments will impact not only when key association meetings may… Continue Reading →

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