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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..."

Is it Time to Update Your Collection Policy?


Why It's Important to Have One and Keep it Updated.

Our Clients Ask Us: Marijuana Smoke


Since medical marijuana has become legal, what can we do to prohibit owners from smoking marijuana within their units?

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?

Our Clients Ask Us: Can We Stop Delinquent Owner From Purchasing Other Units


We have a delinquent owner who is trying to buy up more properties in the association instead of paying back the delinquent maintenance fees already owed.  Can we stop the owner from purchasing any other units?

July - August (2017) Newsletter (Printable)

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

Tips for Effective Board Meetings

As volunteers to your community associations, you know that while board meetings are essential for conducting association business, they can be tedious if poorly run. Many of our board members complain about attending board meetings and ask us how they can be run more effectively. Here are a few tips we have compiled over the years...

How to Remove Problem Board Members and Officers

We are often asked the question of how to handle a rogue or absentee board member or officer of the association. If relations amongst the board members get to a breaking point, the board may decide it is time to attempt to remove the “problem child.”

As your legal counsel, we become part of your team, providing the legal component to your business decisions.

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