Victory for PA Community Association Managers – No Real Estate License needed!
The Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (“REC”) has withdrawn its prosecution which claimed Community Association Managers (“CAMs”) are required to earn real estate broker and salesperson licenses. The REC has finally recognized that CAM’s do not provide rental property management services. Marshal Granor, Esq, a fellow in CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers, and long-time delegate […]
CAI Aiding Defense of Manager in PA Real Estate Commission Action
A report of the CAI Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee As we have reported previously, a community association manager is being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission (the “REC”) for practicing “property management” without a real estate broker’s license. This is extremely important because REC’s argument is that they are empowered to oversee “property management.” […]
Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign…in My Association
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the Hoffman Law, LLC blog and is shared by permission of author Edward Hoffman, Jr., Esq., CCAL. Sign, sign, everywhere a signBlockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mindDo this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?“Signs” – Five Man Electrical Band (with Tesla – the band, not […]
CAI Adopts New Public Policy on the Regulation of Political and Noncommercial Signs and Flags
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the CAI Advocacy Blog (https://advocacy.caionline.org/) and was posted on October 28, 2022. It is reprinted here by permission of CAI. Election season is here across the U.S., which often puts the subject of political sign regulations at the forefront of discussions between community association leaders and residents, legislators, […]
PA LAC Drops Opposition to House Bill 1795
CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has been monitoring the progress of House Bill 1795 since it was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2021. The Bill, authored by Representative Rosemary Brown, proposes reforms to voting procedures in community associations. The Bill passed the House in June and is now on the […]
New PA law limits the ability of premises owners to shift slip and fall liability to snow removal contractors By: Brian J. McNulty, Esq. | Heuston McNulty Attorneys-at-Law A new law in Pennsylvania limits a premises owner’s ability to shift liability for slip and fall accidents occurring on its property to the snow removal contractors. […]
Marcus & Hoffman in the Spotlight This March
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Dog Attacks and The Responsibility of an Association to Act
It is not uncommon for owners and residents of community and condominium associations to experience dog attacks and bite incidents, reports of incessant barking, dogs breaking free from restraints and running at large, and similar nuisances.