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PA Act 115 of 2023: Retroactive, or not?

Over the last year, CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has received inquiries related to retroactive application of Act 115, which was signed into law by Governor Wolf in late 2022.  ...
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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Maintain Structural Integrity of Residential Housing

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed S2760/A4384, which puts in place additional procedures for inspecting, evaluating, and maintaining the structural integrity of certain residential housing structures across the state. Together, these procedures ...
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PA House Bill 1289 Presented to the Governor

CAI is pleased to report Pennsylvania House Bill No. 1289, removing racially restrictive deed covenants, passed the State Senate by a unanimous vote on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. The Bill, which passed ...
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Legislative Alert: Sprinkler Legislation Dies in Committee

It’s official. Philadelphia City Council Bill 220299 – mandating the upgrade of older residential buildings for in-unit automatic sprinklers is dead. The bill has run out of time to have a hearing ...
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The Champlain Towers Collapse and Its Implications for the Condo Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT In the preparation of this article Chat GPT-4 has been used as a reference. By Mitchell H. Frumkin, PE, RS President Kipcon Inc. Chair CAI National Condominium Safety, Public Policy ...
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New Castle County, Delaware Adopts Building Integrity and Reserve Study Standards

New Castle County, Delaware has adopted legislation amending the New Castle County Building Code and Property Maintenance Code to establish routine inspections for certain common interest community buildings, including condominiums. The legislation ...
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Delaware Legislative News

EDITOR’S NOTE: A copy of this article appears in the July / August 2023 issue of Community Assets magazine. The PDF copy of the New Castle County Council Common Interest Community Task ...
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Alert: Annual Reports Required for All PA Community Associations Registered as Nonprofit Corporations Beginning in 2025

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog originally appeared on Hoffman Law LLC’s blog and is reprinted by permission of the author, Ed Hoffman, Jr., Esq., CCAL. Visit the Hoffman Law LLC blog here. Those ...
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Engineering and Economic Impact Studies Find Proposed Fire Sprinkler Mandate for Existing High-Rise Buildings in Philadelphia Costly and Unjustified

New engineering and economic impact studies commissioned by the Pennsylvania Apartment Association (PAA) have found no empirical evidence to support Philadelphia City Council’s proposed change to “The Philadelphia Fire Code” (Bill 220299), ...
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Philadelphia’s Condo Owners Speak Out at City Council Meeting

Approximately 125 Philadelphia residents descended upon City Hall on Thursday morning, March 16, 2023, to let their voices be heard in opposition to Bill 220299. The Bill would require the installation of ...
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