Senawi Law, PLLC provides representation and counsel to homeowner, condominium, and community associations throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The firm represents diverse clients ranging from large high rise towers to lake front community associations to low rise townhome and condominium associations. The firm focuses on working collaboratively with association clients on collection of assessments through liens, lawsuits, and foreclosures; enforcement and interpretation of the covenants and restrictions contained in the governing documents; developing board resolutions, policies, and bylaw amendments; negotiation of management contracts and other service contracts; pursuit of construction defect and warranty claims; and providing guidance and general counsel on day-to-day operational decisions.
Homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations are legal entities governed by the community’s residents. Associations are similar to a localized form of government with elected board members who have formal meetings to establish common policies and resolutions on issues such as maintenance of common property, assessment fees, and restrictions on use of property.
Living harmoniously in a community association is not as easy as one may imagine. Just when we think that we have seen it all, a new issue is raised by one of the associations that needs a quick and creative solution. This causes us to always stay on top of our game and current with all trends in of the law. The firm has resolved a wide variety of issues ranging from crying babies disrupting a neighbor, bed bugs and remediation, nuisances caused by co-owners not cleaning their units , parking restrictions, pet restrictions and “scoop the poop” policies, lawsuits against board members for alleged conflict of interests and breaches of fiduciary duty, disputes with management companies, 6-figure insurance claims, restrictions on leasing units to tenants, disputes over selling units, tax forfeitures, bank foreclosures, payments delinquencies, and collecting on money judgments.
Senawi Law, PLLC rises to all challenges facing community associations by being knowledgeable, diplomatic, responsive, tedious, persistent, and most of all, by not being afraid to provide advice when there may not be a clear answer under the governing documents and Michigan law.
- Collection of unpaid assessments
- Enforcing restrictive covenants
- Creating and amending association's bylaws, covenants, conditions, and restrictions
- Review contracts with employees and vendors and insurance policies
- Legal opinions regarding interpretation of governing documents or Michigan law
- Repair & Capital Improvement Projects
- Special Assessment Packages
- Co-Owner Mediation
- General legal representation regarding administration of the association’s business