Matthew Kearney

Comprehensive Contracts for Community Associations

A comprehensive contract is a written document in which the terms within the four-corners of that document are the sole agreement between two or more parties. An estimate is not a comprehensive contract.  By signing a written document, the contracting parties agree and acknowledge that the written document describes in its entirety the obligations of […]

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Enforcement process

Enforcement Process Key Reminders

As warmer weather moves back into Ohio this Spring, it is important to remember these key reminders of the enforcement process. This quick reference guide provides key reminders for both Ohio planned communities and Condominium Associations.    Generally, Community Associations have various deed restrictions that are codified in the Association’s governing documents. The governing documents

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Underinsured or Overinsured…That is the Question!

More recently, our office received numerous inquiries surrounding what type of insurance coverage is appropriate for Community Associations, what risks should the Associations be aware of and insure against, and whether Associations must carry liability insurance on their respective units and common areas. Unfortunately, these questions generally arise when a catastrophic event occurs, such as

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Charging Stations & Electric Vehicle Policies Involving Condominium Property

Many Americans are trading in their gas-powered vehicles for electric vehicles (“EV”) including those living in Community Associations. According to the registration data from Experian (via Automotive News), out of 1.24 million new light vehicles registered in January 2023, 87,708, or 7.1 percent were all-electric.[1] Shockingly, this is a seventy-four (74) percent increase year-over-year and a

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The Enforcement Process & Key Reminders

Thousands of Community Associations exist throughout the State of Ohio. These Associations have various deed restrictions that are codified in the Association’s governing documents. The governing documents are also known as the declaration, bylaws, and rules and regulations.    Any violation of an Association’s governing documents may negatively impact the Association or other owners’ property,

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