Article by John Richards, LAC Secretary and attorney at Richards Law PC What you need to know about new Utah Code 57-8a-701 – Solar Access in Community Associations (non-attached dwellings): a. The law applies to “detached dwellings” which means a detached dwelling for which the association DOES NOT have an ownership interest in the detached […]


On the Hill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | posted by Mindy Knudsen 1:58 PM

Article by Michael Johnson, CMCA, AMS, PCAM; LAC Chair and CEO at FCS Community Management AAMC. On Thursday, March 9th – the last day of the 2017 Utah General Legislative Session – I was in a Seattle meeting room fulfilling my responsibilities as a member of the CAI National Faculty. As I flew out to […]

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HB253: Short-term Rental Amendments

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | posted by Mindy Knudsen 1:54 PM

Article by LaMond Woods, LAC member and Senior Partner at SentryWest Insurance. “This bill prevents a political subdivision from prohibiting the use of a short-term rental website.” Some cities and towns currently restrict or ban short-term rentals – renting out your home, or a portion thereof, for fewer that 30 days. In some instances a […]

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HB243: Transfer of Common Property

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | posted by Mindy Knudsen 1:47 PM

Article by Bruce Jenkins, LAC Chair of Legislative Analysis and attorney at Jenkins Bagley PLLC. For decades the Utah Land Use Development and Management Act, Utah Code 10-9a-606 and 17-27a-606 (“LUDMA”), has been inconsistent with the common practice of non-condominium associations owning the common area.  Until the passage of HB243, LUDMA ostensibly prevented a non-condominium […]

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Article by Michael Miller, LAC Vice Chair of Legislative Analysis and attorney at Miller Harrison LLC. The Utah Legislature has finally established a hierarchy for governing documents for non-condominium associations.  In addition, the hierarchy that was established for condominium associations back in 2008 has been modified to better reflect industry standards.  As set forth in […]

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