Condo Law Watch

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In the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, last month, many Condominium Associations are questioning whether deferring maintenance on their property is still a safe option. According to media reports, the estimated cost to repair the Champlain South premises totaled $15 million. However, the condo had only $800,000 in reserves for such contingencies. Unit owners were faced with individual special assessments between $80,000 and $200,000 each. After facing owner…
Gov. JB Pritzker has announced a phase out of the statewide moratorium on evictions to begin August 1, 2021, and to end by August 31, 2021.  This announcement was made in conjunction with the state’s launch of a $1.5 billion rental relief program for Illinois. Repeated executive orders issued by the governor during the pandemic have banned virtually all evictions in Illinois since March 2020. However, the eventual end to the eviction moratorium is expected in a…
Check out Kathryn Formeller on The Professionals’ new YouTube channel! She joins forces with impressive women in the workplace to provide quick and helpful professional tips in this popular Life Hack series. Click here to view The Professionals’ YouTube Channel. See the New Hacks Below: iPhone Hack – Record your iPhone Screen Kat Formeller gives us tips and tricks for screen recording on the iPhone. Click here to view this hack on YouTube Parent Hack…
It is expected that many Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July, and quite frankly, we all deserve it after living through a global pandemic for nearly 16 months.  While Independence Day is synonymous with all things American (apple pie, baseball, the flag and beautiful fireworks displays), recreational use of these pyrotechnics can pose liability and hazards to both people and property. We recommend that community associations and condominium associations remind residents of the…
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk:Handling Disasters – Building Code Violations, Fires and Leaks Tuesday, June 22, 20211:00-2:00pm CT Join Tressler’s experienced attorneys for this complimentary webinar to learn about building code violations and how they impact your association clients; fires and the turmoil that unfolds if you don’t have a plan of action for this type of disaster; and best practices for the handling of leaks and…
Click here to view the trailer on YouTube. Check out Kathryn Formeller on The Professionals’ new YouTube channel! She joins forces with other professional ladies to provide quick tips and helpful professional tricks in a Life Hack series. Click here to view The Professionals’ YouTube Channel. About Kathryn Formeller Kathryn is a partner and Co-Chair of the Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice. Her practice includes representing condominium associations and common interest…
Tressler LLP is proud to announce that 2021 marks the firm’s 35th anniversary. Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess was founded in 1986 in Chicago, Illinois by a small group of driven, experienced attorneys focused on providing superior legal services. Building a law firm from the ground up was an exciting and daunting undertaking, but they followed a simple philosophy that remains at the core of our firm today: do the right thing. In 1986, while…
There have only been a few municipalities in Illinois that have passed ordinances that seek to strengthen and expand tenant rights. Notoriously, Chicago’s Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (the “RLTO”) contains stringent provisions that require strict compliance from landlords. Other cities such as Evanston and Mount Prospect have passed similar ordinances, but the vast majority of cities and municipalities throughout Illinois do not have these ordinances. On January 25, 2021, the Cook County Board of Commissioners…
Illinois winters can be brutal as the conditions increase the rate of slip and fall accidents. Inadequate or improper snow removal can be one of the contributing factors. The following tips regarding snow and ice removal as well as property management when it comes to winter weather should be considered: If you are a business that handles your own snow and ice removal, ensure your personnel are trained and know that they should remove the…
If you missed the Illinois Chapter Community Associations Institute’s Condo/HOA Q&A: Protecting Your Community from Litigation with Tressler attorney Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper last Thursday, A recording of the session is now available to watch on YouTube at your own leisure! Click here to access the recording. Description Depending on the severity of the claims, a lawsuit can range from frustrating to catastrophic for your association. This session focuses on ways to protect your community from litigation.…