- Golf course at Stoneybrook West closed its doors in December
- HOA says course did not tell group they were closing
- HOA meeting to gameplan how to make a bid to buy the course
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CCFJ.NET: Residents clash with homeowners association
TEXAS – Condominium Developers in Texas Can Protect Themselves from Future Lawsuits Through the Use of Declarations
JDSupra.com: Condominium Developers in Texas Can Protect Themselves from Future Lawsuits Through the Use of Declarations
A Texas court recently affirmed the dismissal of construction defect claims by a residential condominium unit owners’ association because it lacked standing to assert claims against the developer, general contractor, and subcontractors of a new high-rise project in Houston. The case involved a high-rise, multi-residential, and retail development with alleged construction defects in the windows and resulting damage from water intrusion into some of its approximately 400 condominium units. The owners’ association brought suit against the project developers, the general contractor, and the window subcontractor, alleging negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of implied warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act arising from the alleged defects.
The defendants won dismissal by arguing that Section 82.102(a)(4) of the Texas Property Code did not confer standing on the owners’ association to bring its claims because the statute expressly excepts any actions prohibited by a condominium’s declaration. For this development, the condominium declaration prohibited the owners’ association from bringing claims based on alleged defects in the condominium units or common elements. The defendants also asserted that the owners’ association lacked common law standing because it did not own, and had no interest in, the units or common areas, and thus suffered no injury from the alleged construction defects. Read more:
sportsfeedr.com: Stoneybrook West Residents Blindsided by Golf Course Closure
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North Carolina – Developer Charged Wilmington Residents Thousands for HOA That Doesn’t Really Exist. So Where’s the Money?
Port City Daily: Developer Charged Wilmington Residents Thousands for HOA That Doesn’t Really Exist. So Where’s the Money
ALLANTON – Hurricane Michael damaged hundreds of homes in the Panhandle.
Now, some residents are receiving FEMA trailers while they repair their property.
“Well they could not produce a permit, later on we found out there was one,
so we have no problem with the trailer being placed in the lot once we found out
it was a FEMA trailer,” said Pot Ross, HOA president.
A developer who recently purchased several properties in the area contacted the HOA.
“He was worried that a trailer in the neighborhood would devalue the property that he’s
about to construct,” said Ross. Normally the HOA does not allow trailers. Read more:
Article Courtesy of Forbes Media
By Lena Katz
Published December 10, 2018
While most Art Basel participants and artists enjoy the beautiful weather and sea views without a care, Miami residents can’t help but observe the sea with more trepidation every year. Last year, some were still recovering from the hurricane. Miami Beach is still dealing with a nasty proliferation of thick, smelly seaweed– brought in from the Bahamas by last year’s hurricane swells. Red Tide came dangerously close to Miami Beach, and only by the grace of a higher power did Hurricane Michael miss South Florida. So, as much as developers try to pretend that climate change is a non-issue, anyone who’s here for more than a party has spent some time worrying about Miami’s precarious position.
Obviously, the laws of physics and safety won’t allow for a town to submerge itself in actual liquid or even any type of colored smoke for an extended period of time. So visitors will not see a community that looks actually underwater. Instead, each resident was invited to come pick up a marker, numbering 0 through 17. This number indicates the home’s elevation above sea level (data can be found at eyesontherise.org/app – a partner in the project). Residents can also make their own markers. Then, residents place the marker on the front of their home to show exactly how many feet the sea would need to rise to submerge their house. Read more:
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RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL: Residents poke fun at Somersett Owners Association for demanding Christmas decor come down
Dan Rowan’s suspects Elf on the Shelf may be to blame for the holiday decorations that violate his homeowner’s association.
Rowan, a local optometrist who lives on Deerbrook Court in Somersett, received a letter informing him that his holiday decorations had to come down. Rowan and neighbor Tierra Bonaldi, added the 6 foot by 10 foot inflated JOY sign near their homes and an inflatable Santa and mailbox, where kids can send letters to St. Nick, in the roundabout in front of their homes.
The HOA violation says people can’t landscape or add improvements (including Christmas decorations) to a common area in the upscale community in Northwest Reno unless they have written permission from the association.
“Please remove the decorations,” the note from the HOA said. Read more: