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MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT

Sep 28, 2020

THE MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT  AN ACT relative to condominiums and condominium projects; to prescribe powers and duties of the administrator; to provide certain protections for certain tenants, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities relating to conversion condominium projects; to provide for escrow arrangements; to provide an exemption from certain property tax increases; to impose duties on certain state departments; to prescribe remedies and penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.  History: 1978, Act 59, Eff. July 1, 1978 ;– … Read more

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MICHIGAN CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT

Sep 28, 2020

MICHIGAN CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT  AN ACT to establish, protect, and enforce by lien the rights of persons performing labor or providing material or equipment for the improvement of real property; to provide for defenses to construction liens; to provide remedies and prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.  History: 1980, Act 497, Eff. Jan. 1, 198Am. 2006, Act 497, Eff. Jan. 3, 2007;Am. 2010, Act 147, Imd. Eff. Aug. 23, 2010.   The People of the State of Michigan … Read more

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CONTRACTOR’S BOND FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR WORKS ACT 213 OF 1963

Sep 28, 2020

CONTRACTOR’S BOND FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS OR WORKS ACT 213 OF 1963  AN ACT to provide a procedure for bonding contractors for public buildings and public works of governmental units; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.  HISTORY: 1963, ACT 213, EFF. SEPT. 6, 1963.  The People of the State of Michigan enact:  129.201 Bonds of principal contractor on public building, work, or improvement; irrevocable letter of credit.  Sec. 1. Before any contract, exceeding $50,000.00 for the construction, alteration, or repair of any … Read more

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BUILDING CONTRACT FUND ACT 259 OF 1931

Sep 28, 2020

BUILDING CONTRACT FUND ACT 259 OF 1931  AN ACT to protect the people of the state from imposition and fraud in the building construction industry and to provide penalties for the violation of this act.  History: 1931, Act 259, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931.  Compiler’s note: For transfer of powers and duties of certain occupational functions, boards, and commissions from the Department of Licensing and Regulation to the Department of Commerce, see E.R.O. No. 1991-9, compiled at MCL 338.3501 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.  … Read more

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NOTICE OF AVAILABLE REMEDIES UNDER THE CONDOMINIUM ACT (PA 59 OF 1978, AS AMENDED)

Oct 8, 2020

  DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS NOTICE OF AVAILABLE REMEDIES UNDER THE CONDOMINIUM ACT (PA 59 OF 1978, AS AMENDED) The Condominium Act provides the following remedies: A person or association of co-owners adversely affected by a violation of, or failure to comply with, the Condominium Act, administrative rules, or any provision of an agreement or a master deed may take action in a court of competent jurisdiction. The court may award costs to the prevailing party. Section 115(1) … Read more

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Michigan Summer Resort Owners Corporations – Attorney General Opinion #7230

Oct 8, 2020

REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL It is my opinion, therefore, in answer to your second question, that a vessel intentionally sunk in the Great Lakes does not automatically become property of the State of Michigan when it comes to rest on state bottomlands. The State does, how- ever, reserve to itself a possessory right or title superior to that of a finder to abandoned property of historical or recreational value found on state-owned bottomlands of the Great Lakes. Moreover, pursuant … Read more

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Michigan Condominuium Law FAQ’s (LARA)

Oct 8, 2020

STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS CONDOMINIUM ACTFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is the role of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)? The role of the Office of Policy & Legislative Affairs within LARA includes: the creation of the Condominium Buyer’s Handbook to be distributed by developers to potential buyers, the distribution of copies of the Act and Administrative Rules when requested, and the maintenance of the Condominium web site for additional resources, information and … Read more

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THE CONDOMINIUM BUYER’S HANDBOOK

Oct 8, 2020

  Michigan Condominium Buyer’s Handbook CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP Condominium unit co-owners have exclusive ownership rights to their unit and the right to share the common elements of the condominium development with other co- owners. The condominium subdivision plan, which is part of the master deed, identifies which areas are units and which areas are common elements. The co-owners own and maintain the development once the developer has sold all the units, unless the local government agrees to take responsibility for maintaining … Read more

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Great Lakes Submerged Land Act

Oct 8, 2020

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)Act 451 of 1994 PART 325 GREAT LAKES SUBMERGED LANDS (Great Lakes Submerged Land Act) 324.32501 Additional definitions. Sec. 32501. As used in this part: “Department” means the department of environmental “Director” means the director of the “Marina purposes” means an operation making use of submerged bottomlands or filled-in bottomlands of the Great Lakes for the purpose of service to boat owners or operators, which operation may restrict or prevent the free public use … Read more

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Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act

Oct 8, 2020

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER’S LIEN ACTAct 201 of 2010 AN ACT to create a lien against real property for unpaid commercial real estate broker’s commissions and services; and to provide remedies. History: 2010, Act 201, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2010. The People of the State of Michigan enact: 570.581 Short title. Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “commercial real estate broker’s lien act”. History: 2010, Act 201, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2010. 570.582 … Read more

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