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Ohio Condominium Law & Homeowners Association Law

Services we offer:

General Business & Corporate Law

  • General business legal advice
  • Attend Annual Meetings
  • Preside Over/Run Annual Meetings
  • Determine Quorum/Prepare Proxies
  • Prepare Board Amendments/Ballots
  • Defend Associations in Fair Housing, Ohio Civil Rights Commission andEEOC Complaints
  • Board of Revision Complaints for Property Tax Valuation
  • Update Secretary of State Forms/Act as Statutory Agent
  • Recommendations on Reserve Fund Requirements/Reserve Studies
  • Review/Update By-Laws, Declaration, Code of Regulations in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 5311, 1978 Amendments and the Ohio Condominium Act
  • Recommendations on Condominium D & O Coverage


  • Demand/Collection Letters for Unpaid Association Fees
  • Certificates of Lien
  • Foreclosures
  • Collect on Estates
  • File Small Claims Actions
  • File Claims in Bankruptcy Cases

Development & Developer Transition

  • Preparation of Declaration, By-Laws and Code of Regulations
  • Implement Entity Structure/Articles of Incorporation
  • New Board Member Welcome Packets

Construction Defects

  • Developer Lawsuits
  • Builder Lawsuits
  • Mold Litigation
  • Litigation Against Insurance Companies that Refuse Claims

Enforcement of Association Documents

  • Interpret Documents
  • Evictions Against Owners/Tenants
  • Guidance on Enforcement Assessments/Hearings

I was and am very impressed with Ott & Associates. They are doing a great job for an association that I manage in Middlefield, Ohio. I highly recommend Ott & Associates.

— Duane Siracki, Property Manager | Middlefield, Ohio

Our Services in Action

A lawsuit against a Developer where we successfully argued that the developer did not have standing to file an appeal against an Association.

A Community Association in which we successfully added another subdivision to the Master Association, so that fees were lowered for all the unit owners.

A Housing Code violation case against a Community Association where we successfully argued that the Association did not violate certain housing codes in that particular city.

A Foreclosure Complaint was filed against a non-paying member, and the Association recovered all Association fees owed for the past two years.

A Builder was responsible for repairs to common elements of an Association, because of construction defects, specifically pertaining to foundation issues.

Successfully argued that a parcel of land owned by the Association, actually had a value of $0. As a result, the Association no longer had to pay taxes on the parcel.

See more examples of our work

The Attorneys at Ott & Associates Co., LPA, frequently write and publish legal articles in order to educate clients on continuously changing laws in each practice area.

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

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Ott & Associates Co., LPA

1300 E 9th St, Suite 1520
Cleveland, OH 44114

Ph: 216-771-2600
Fx: 216-830-8939


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