Category: Government & Legislative Affairs

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High Rise Retrofit Could Cost Millions

Legislation introduced recently in Philadelphia City Council mandating the retrofitting of all high-rise buildings in the City to provide for in-unit fire suppression sprinklers is expected to cost the owners of condominiums …

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Management Companies – Act Now on Real Estate Commission Threat

A report of the CAI Pennsylvania Legislative Action CommitteeEd Hoffman, Esq., CCAL, ChairMarshal Granor, Esq., CCAL, Delegate As we have reported previously, a community association manager is being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania …

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ALERT: Threat Materializes to PA Community Association Management Companies

by Marshal Granor, Esq., CCAL As a member of CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee and Past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, I receive a …

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CAI Urges Suspension of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Temporary Lending Guidelines for Condominiums and Cooperatives

Guidance from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced in late 2021 brings new project requirements for condominiums and housing cooperatives to ensure safety and structural stability following the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Fla., last June. However, the short timeframe of implementation and updated lender questionnaires have caught community association boards, managers, attorneys, and document providers by surprise, and they are now seeking to address the new requirements while keeping real estate transactions in their communities moving forward.

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Gov. Murphy Signs New Law Affecting NJ Community Associations

Governor Murphy just signed into law a bill that directly affects the rights, obligations and operations of common interest communities in New Jersey.

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Delaware Reimposes Indoor Mask Mandate Effective January 11, 2022

Governor Carney signed a revision to the State of Emergency Declaration requiring masks in indoor public settings.

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Pennsylvania Legislative Alert

The Pennsylvania House Urban Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider multiple bills that will impact community associations at its meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

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2021 Delaware Legislative Update

Delaware House Bill 112 was signed by Governor Carney on September 20, 2021 and will become effective on October 20, 2021. HB 112 makes modifications to the Delaware Common Interest Ownership Act …

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CAI Shares Condo Safety Resources in Wake of Surfside Tragedy

Condominium association residents and volunteer board members around the world understandably have questions about the safety of their own communities and are wondering how to protect their buildings after the tragic collapse of Champlain Tower South in Surfside, FL.

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Liability Protection Bill Passed by NJ Legislature

The improbable journey of this bill (A4979/S3584) has resulted in its passage by the NJ Assembly and will be sent to Governor Murphy for him to sign into law once the Senate votes to concur next week.

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