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11 Tips for Protecting Your Residents and Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many cities and villages throughout the country are now under “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is essential that board members and property owners understand how to prepare their community… Continue Reading →

Do You Take Minutes in Executive Sessions?

A topic of great discussion is whether minutes should be kept for executive “closed” sessions and, if so, how detailed they should be.  Previously, there was little guidance for association boards and many were cautioned to not take minutes for… Continue Reading →

Helping Your Association Maximize Recovery of Assessments When a Unit Is Subject to Mortgage Foreclosure Proceedings!

The housing market has fluctuated and changed drastically over the past few years. This is why it is important for an association board to be proactive when a unit owner is facing mortgage foreclosure proceedings.  Being proactive includes initiating a… Continue Reading →

Alert: Has Your Association Adopted a Written Policy for Resolving Owner Complaints?

The Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act (“Ombudsperson Act”) is a recently enacted statute that applies to all condominium associations governed by the Condominium Property Act and all common interest community associations governed by the Common Interest Community Association Act. Section 35… 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 →

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 →

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