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Category: Governing Documents

Purchase of Leased Fee Interest by Condominium Association Upheld

Wednesday, November, 16th, 2022 at 8:32 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.

On July 22, 2005, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in Association of Apartment Owners of Maalaea Kai, inc. v. Stillson that the purchase of the leased fee interest by the condominium association was proper. This is the second appeal in this case. The case began when Stillson failed to pay his maintenance fees. After several demands, the Association filed a notice of lien and then sought to foreclose the lien. Stillson claimed that the Association was prohibited from purchasing [Read More...]

Authorized Signatories for Association Contracts

Wednesday, September, 12th, 2018 at 6:43 pm by Jill M. Tsuchitori, Esq.

It can be a scramble to find the appropriate person to sign a contract or document when deadlines loom and deals need to be finalized.   Yet  board members should take care to ensure that properly authorized persons are signing their documents.  Although a resident manager may have the most knowledge about the maintenance needs for the irrigation system, she probably is not the best person to sign the contract with the maintenance service. How do [Read More...]