Community Association Law

Bylaw Infractions 

A hallmark of shared ownership living is that a co-owner gives up some individual rights for the good of the community as a whole. Consequently, whether an individual lives in a Condominium Association, Homeowners’ Association, or Co-Operative, in exchange for having the lawn mowed, the streets, driveways and sidewalks plowed, and the outside of the units painted, each co-owner has some restrictions on what can and cannot be done.

Associations function best when reasonable bylaw provisions are implemented and uniformly enforced. CMDA attorneys provide legal analysis to Community Associations on how to avoid ‘selective enforcement’ claims and routinely draft bylaw infraction letters to co-owners acting outside the confines of the bylaws or rules and regulations of the Association.