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Michael A. Inman is a partner at Inman & Strickler focusing his practice in the areas of Community Association Law and Business and Real Estate Law

VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY WRESTLES WITH ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADU) AND SHORT-TERM RENTAL (STR) REGULATION; A COURT RESOLVES A CASE ABOUT A COUNTY ORDINANCE- Senate Bill 304 seeks to preempt local authority on both ADUs and STRs and is vague and incomplete in its provisions. The bill requires a locality to include ADRs in its zoning

            In an effort to keep you up to date on changes in the law and regulations, in this edition we want to update you on lender questionnaires for condominium communities and a new law regarding the termination of association management contracts.

Lender Questionnaires – A Call to Action

            Two entities, Fannie Mae and

This edition of our newsletter focuses on two topics: (1) new legislation concerning appointment of homeowner representatives for association purposes and (2) proper utilization of executive sessions by boards of directors.  We decided the best way to approach the executive session topic is to provide a script for proper navigation of this important tool for

We have observed that there are some association boards which are not aware of a distinction between state law requirements and necessary internal procedures for complaints. In this article we distinguish between the process to be followed for a complaint concerning a violation of state law or regulations vs. a complaint about the actions of

As the popularity of electric vehicles increases the time is here for associations to focus on charging stations and individual charging at the owner’s residence.  Virginia statutes require associations to permit electric vehicle charging unless their documents prohibit it.  Of course, most documents don’t deal with the topic at all although newer documents certainly will.

On June 14, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the local Community Associations Institute Chapter is putting on the Annual Legislative and Legal Update. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Newport News just off of I-64 at J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Our firm’s CA Team members, Jeanne Lauer and Matt Weinberg

CA DAY is approaching. After being called off for the last two years it will be held on March 12 all day at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  You can read all about it on www.sevacai.org.  An excellent day of information and interaction is planned. Mike Inman and Jeanne Lauer are presenters in two of

Under the Fair Housing Act, there are requirements with respect to “accommodations” and “modifications.” “Accommodations” are requests to be exempt from certain rules or policies such as a request to have a service animal when there are pet rules that would exclude that particular type or breed of animal. “Modifications” are physical changes to the