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Liability

Could Your Community Be Deemed a “Hostile Environment?”

Your community association may now be liable for the discriminatory ac­tions of residents who harass or create a hostile environment for other residents. A new HUD regulation that went into effect on October 14, 2016 places new burdens on condominiums and community asso­ciations, which should take steps to protect themselves. This is a scary proposition

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Legislation

D.C. Legislative Update

The past year was a busy legislative year in the District of Columbia.  Al­though many issues with a potential impact on community associations were followed by the District of Columbia Legis­lative Action Committee (“DC LAC”), only one bill with a direct impact on condomini­ums was adopted. Amendments to D.C. Condominium Act On April 7, 2017, amendments

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Legislation

2017 Maryland Legislative Update

The Maryland Legislative Action Com­mittee (the “LAC”) was kept extremely busy during the 2017 Maryland Gen­eral Assembly. Hundreds of collective hours were spent by LAC volunteers reviewing bills, drafting testimony for or against, testi­fying and consulting with the full LAC and subcommittees, working with our lobbyists, meeting with legislators and other decision makers and testifying

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Legislation

Virginia General Assembly Report: Common Interest Community Legislation

The 2017 Session of the Virginia Gen­eral Assembly convened on January 11, 2017 and adjourned on February 25, 2017.  This was a “short session” of the General Assembly.  The reconvened session (more commonly referred to as the veto ses­sion) was held on April 5, 2017.  The 2017 Session of the Virginia Gen­eral Assembly convened on

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