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Senate Bill 61

The Ohio Legislature passed new legislation amending ORC 5311, the Ohio Condominium Act, and ORC 5312, the Planned Community Act. Many of the changes were non-substantive, but there are a few significant changes, some following the decisions of courts around Ohio and others clarifying the previous law.

Sharing Email Accounts

Sharing Email Accounts: No Big Deal -or- Disaster?


Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59pm, the Director of the Ohio Dept. of Health issued a "Stay at Home Order". This Order currently lasts until April 6, 2020, at 11:59pm. The Director's order includes the entire state. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you should stay home. "The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible..."

Our Clients Ask Us: Board Member Disputes


There have been disagreements and controversy among Board Members when making decisions for the Association. The Board Members do not seem to be on the same page and think they can handle the matters on their own. How should a Board act when facing these problems?

July - August (2017) Newsletter (Printable)

Full, printable version of our July-August 2017 Newsletter!

May - June (2017) Newsletter (Printable)

Full, printable version of our May-June 2017 Newsletter!

March - April (2017) Newsletter (Printable)

Full, printable version of our March-April 2017 Newsletter!

January - February (2017) Newsletter (Printable)

Full, printable version of our January-February 2017 Newsletter!

Our Clients Ask Us: Should We Open the Unit?

Question:  Our documents require the property manager to obtain a key to each unit.  A unit owner recently passed away, and a family member asked if we could let them into the unit to collect some belongings.  Should we open the unit for them with our key?

November - December Newsletter (Printable)

Full, printable version of our November-December Newsletter!

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