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What if tenants or nonco-owners do not comply with condo rules?

In Michigan, condominium associations are responsible with ensuring that the property is properly managed, issues are addressed and all owners and tenants are satisfied. It is unavoidable that challenges may arise and these must be dealt with efficiently and effectively by the association. The law states how various problems will be handled by the association. It is important that everyone who resides on the property and is subject to oversight from the association comply with the rules. If they do not, there are steps that the association can take to rectify the situation.

How the association handles violations

Tenants and nonco-owners of a property are required to comply with the rules laid out in the condominium documents. Owners are responsible for tenant behaviors. When it is discovered that there was a failure to comply, there are various actions that the association is within its rights to take. First, it will inform the co-owner about the violation the tenant committed. After the notification was received, the owner has 15 days to assess what occurred and correct it. If there was no violation, the owner can inform the association of that determination.

Following those 15 days, if the co-owners think there has not been sufficient remedy to the breach or that it might happen again, it can take steps to evict the tenant or nonco-owner who is living in the residence. There can also be financial damages against all parties if there was a breach. The tenant and co-owner might be held responsible for damages to common elements of the property that were caused by the breach.

Condominium associations should have legal protection

There are seemingly endless responsibilities accorded to a condo association and these can be complicated, especially if there is an alleged breach of contract due to behaviors by a tenant or nonco-owner. An example is if the owner of the property claims that the issue was resolved, but it was not done to the satisfaction of the association. Having legal assistance to address these issues is imperative. Calling a firm that has extensive experience in condominium association legal issues might be able to help.