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Entity Ownership and Leasing Restrictions

Entity Ownership and Leasing Restrictions By: Michael J. Zenner, Esq. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, many community associations are faced with an increased number of units or lots owned by corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities. Some of these entities are family trusts or limited liability companies established for estate purposes […]

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Water Leaks in your Condominium???

Maintenance and Insurance Issues Related to Water Leaks in Condominiums By: Clarence Lau, Esq. An upstairs Owner at a Condominium has a water leak in his Unit, which results in extensive water damage to multiple Units below. In such a situation, who is financially responsible for the repair and replacement of the property damage sustained […]

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Roofing Contractors Beware…

Mandatory Residential Roofing Contractor Contract Cancellation Period now in Effect in Georgia By: Marvin P. Pastel, II Roofing contractors in Georgia are, at times, extremely busy. Every year, thunderstorms, tornados, hail, and other severe weather cause significant damage to the roofs of homes throughout the state. Roofing contractors often respond quickly to assess roof damage, […]

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FHA Releases More Lenient Approval Guidelines

FHA Releases More Lenient Approval Guidelines By: Elizabeth F. Taylor, Esq. On September 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released Mortgage Letter 2012-18, instituting several temporary, more lenient guidelines for condominium associations to obtain FHA approval.  These new guidelines expire on August 31, 2014, unless extended or superseded.  According to the […]

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This Is About Skin Tint, Lawyer For Condo Owner Says Of Lawsuit

A case unfolding in fulton county superior court adds a new twist overly tinted windows as a pretext for traffic stops that are actually based on racial or ethnic profiling. Read More from the Daily Report (PDF)

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Georgia Construction Lien Law Made Easy

Georgia Construction Lien Law Made Easy By: Marvin P. Pastel, II, Esq. Purpose and Concept of the Law Georgia’s lien law is designed to protect those who at the request of the property owner or the owner’s representative (i.e., the general contractor) provide materials or services that are used to improve the owner’s property and […]

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WCZ Obtains Another Favorable Ruling

In the spring of 2013, Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC (“WCZ”) secured a favorable arbitration award on behalf of one of the largest specialty subcontractors in the Southeast against one of the largest and oldest construction companies in the Southeast. WCZ’s client was awarded a multi-million-dollar subcontract for the exterior-skin construction, including stucco application, on an […]

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