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Condominium Assessments and Bankruptcy: What Can Associations Collect?

Condominium Assessments and Bankruptcy: What Can Associations Collect?

Courts across the nation are split on whether post-petition community association assessments constitute dischargeable debts under Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. To make matters worse, in November, the Supreme Court denied a petition to review the issue, leaving the community association industry wondering if the existing dispute among the courts will ever have a concise national remedy.

CAI Summarizes Case Law So You Don’t Have To

CAI Summarizes Case Law So You Don’t Have To

Every year the Community Association Law Seminar presents a review of significant appellate cases that shaped community association law in the prior year. These cases also focus on upcoming, emerging trends in association jurisprudence that are sure to advance the future of community association law. In 2018, 450 relevant cases were reviewed, 250 cases were summarized by CAI’s outstanding Case Law Update Team, and 80 cases were formally presented to the 564 attendees of 2019’s Community Association Law Seminar.

Avoiding Fyres [sic] in Your Community

Avoiding Fyres [sic] in Your Community

Talk of two truly epic documentaries have circulated the water coolers over the past two weeks. The focus of the documentaries is the 2017 would’ve-been, luxury festival that flew to close to the sun then crashed and burned leaving thousands of young, some very-well-to-do, adults stranded on an island in the Bahamas. They ultimately tell the same story and heed the same warnings about the charisma or cost-savings of an individual or offer.

2019 Federal Legislative Priorities

2019 Federal Legislative Priorities

Community associations are subject to state laws that control how associations are developed, governed and managed. This state-based statutory framework has proven successful because it is predicated on the principle of local control over land-use and property decisions. While the community association housing model has a state statutory framework, there are federal issues impacting community associations. Therefore, we’ve identified federal priorities for 2019.

2019 State Legislative Priorities Released

While the federal government shutdown enters its third week; state governments legislative sessions have started.  By the end of this week, 33 state legislative sessions will have started.  CAI is already tracking hundreds of legislative proposals impacting the community association housing model.

2018 Midterm Election Day: Go Out and Vote!

2018 Midterm Election Day: Go Out and Vote!

Voting is one of our most important civic duties. It gives us the power to have a say in our government and communities. Your vote counts whether you’re voting in a Presidential election, today’s midterm elections or your community’s board of director’s election....

Political Polarization and Its Impact on Communities

Political Polarization and Its Impact on Communities

In this age of political divide, it’s clear that people have stopped treating one another with courtesy and respect. I have colleagues and friends from the far left to the far right and everywhere in between, yet any conversation about political issues quickly...

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