Creating, Changing, and Dissolving Condo Associations
There are many statutory provisions and acts relating to real estate associations that one must be aware of in creating, altering or terminating a real estate association; in properly operating a real estate association; and in disputing a real estate association. Central among these statutory provisions is the Maine Condominium Act and the Maine Nonprofit Corporation Act. Other laws and regulations that might come into play in a condominium, home owners’ or road association issue include the Federal Interstate Land Sales Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, as well as various zoning, subdivision, and land use ordinances and statutes.
In disputing a condominium association, for example, one must be familiar with unique tort and contract liability provisions within Maine statutes. Likewise, in operating a condominium association, the condominium Board must understand unit lien laws, assessment laws and the laws relating to declarants.
For help navigating legal issues involving any real estate association, consult an attorney