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Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

March 2, 2017 (Reprinted from Vandeventer Black’s Community Association Newsletter)

 This past Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die and will not reconvene again until the “veto” session is scheduled for April 5, 2017.

In all, 2,959 bills and resolutions were introduced during the 2017 session and 242 bills were carried over from the 2016 session.  Of the bills considered, 1,773 were passed by both the Senate and the House of Delegates and forwarded to the Governor for signature.  A total of 1,428 bills failed.  The Governor has already vetoed seven bills and more may still veto more over the next few weeks.

Although some would classify this year’s session, a session immediately following to a Presidential election and immediately prior to a statewide election, as “uneventful,” Vandeventer Black attorneys tracked almost 80 bills affecting community associations during the 2017 session.

Of those 80 bills, we more closely monitored 28 bills directly affecting community associations.  But, all in all, there are few significant changes affecting Virginia community associations, as described below:  Continue reading Virginia – 2017 General Assembly Update for Community Associations – Adjournment Sine Die

Virginia – Steven F. Tvardek v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc.

 

Tvardek v. Powhatan Village HOA

On February 12, 2016, the Virginia Supreme Court overturned a decision from the Circuit Court for the City of Williamsburg and James City County determining the one-year statute of limitations provided in Section 55-515.1 E of the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act (“Act”) runs only from the date an amendment is “effective.”

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Ontario – My neighbours’ feet are bigger than mine — but I pay more

Condo Culture: My neighbours’ feet are bigger than mine – but I pay moreQ I have discovered that there is an error in our condo declaration regarding the size of our units. Since our condominium fees are based on the size of each individual unit, I would like to know if this error could be corrected, as my monthly condo fee should be lower.

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Florida – What is the vote needed to change community’s documents?

Mark Adamczyk: What is the vote needed to change community’s documents?Editor’s note: Responding to questions about Florida community law, this is a series of columns by attorneys at Goede & Adamczyk, PLLC a full-service law firm with a focus on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.

Florida – Attorney is necessary to update condo association documents

Attorney is necessary to update condo association documentsQ: Our condominium association president frequently deflects questions about updating our condominium documents by telling owners that it is a difficult process and expensive to have the attorney do the work. Can you explain the process for changing our documents and whether it requires an attorney to complete the task.