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Anita Jahanban

Should Your Association Proceed with a Board Election During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In the past couple of weeks, we have seen many association boards conduct business by holding board meetings by video or telephone conferencing in order to ensure compliance with both the stay-at-home order and with the open meeting requirements of… Continue Reading →

Understanding the Hierarchy of Your Association’s Governing Documents

Typically, the governing documents of an association consist of various documents including a declaration, by-laws and rules and regulations. Associations are also bound by statute—condominium associations are bound by the Illinois Condominium Property Act (“Condo Act”) and common interest communities… Continue Reading →

Are Your Proxies Valid Under Illinois Law?

In the context of homeowners and condominium associations, a proxy is a document authorizing a person to act or vote on behalf of an owner who is unable to attend a meeting. Proxies are most commonly used at board elections… Continue Reading →

Another Victory for Condominium Associations with Regard to Rental Restrictions

Earlier this summer, Tressler LLP obtained dismissal of a source of income discrimination claim filed by an owner against a Chicago condominium association.  On June 23, 2018, the City of Chicago Commission of Human Relations issued a lengthy written opinion holding… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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