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Category: Federal & Regulatory

The COVID Collections Crisis, By: Jillian M. Henzler, Esq.

The COVID-19 pandemic created a year of unforeseen circumstances and changed virtually every aspect of our daily lives.  The federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Fraud Alert: Mortgagee Questionnaire Scams, By: Nicholas J. Meinert, Esq.

In response to the tragedy at the Surfside condominium in Florida, Federal mortgagees are starting to update their questionnaires that are required to be completed …

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Fannie Mae Issues Notice of New Loan Purchase Requirements, By: Andrew F. Meinert, Esq.

The catastrophic collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Surfside, Florida earlier this year has caused industry-wide norms to be revisited, particularly as it …

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Updated Condominium FHA Approval Rules By Nicholas J. Meinert, Esq.

On September 12, 2019, our office published a blog explaining the new FHA Condominium Approval Rules that became effective on October 15, 2019, which includes …

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FHA Update for Condominium Associations and Unit Owners Nicholas J. Meinert, Esq.

HUD has issued new FHA Condominium Approval Rules that will become effective for all applications filed on or after October 15, 2019. Previously, each condominium …

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Steps to Becoming a 55 and Older Community By David W. Kaman, Esq

Federal and state fair housing laws prohibit community associations from discriminating against occupants on the basis of “familial status.” Familial status is defined as one …

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Swimming the Dangerous Waters of the Fair Housing Act

As the weather warms up, community association pools are open and ready to be enjoyed.  In addition to cleaning the pool furniture and testing the …

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Pool Rule Reminder

For many community associations, summer generally means another pool season for the use and enjoyment of residents and their guests.  Most community associations with this amenity have …

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When Social Committee Parties and Association Movie Nights Turn Into Copyright Infringement

With the advent of projector tvs, our office has become more and more aware of association sponsored “movie nights.”  For many years, a handful of …

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Protect Your Association Against Expensive Employment Litigation

Most community associations utilize independent contractors to service their property. A general example of an independent contractor is an association’s landscaper who uses its own …

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