Who Regulates Homeowners Associations in Michigan? A Guide for Property Owners
If you own property in a homeowners association (HOA) in Michigan, you may be wondering who regulates these organizations and what their responsibilities are. In Michigan, the regulatory framework for HOAs is overseen by several entities. Here's what you need to know:
Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: HOAs are typically organized as nonprofit corporations under Michigan law. As such, they are subject to the provisions of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act, which governs the formation, operation, and dissolution of nonprofit organizations.
HOA Bylaws: Each HOA has its own set of bylaws, which outline the organization's governance structure, powers, and responsibilities. The bylaws must comply with Michigan law and are typically enforced by the HOA's board of directors.
Michigan Condominium Act: If your property is part of a condominium complex, it may be subject to the Michigan Condominium Act. This law governs the formation, operation, and management of condominium owner's associations (COA), a type of HOA.
Michigan Attorney General's Office: The Michigan Attorney General's Office enforces certain aspects of the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act and the Michigan Condominium Act. The office can investigate complaints related to HOA governance and enforce compliance with the law.
As a property owner in an HOA, it's important to understand the regulatory framework and ensure that your HOA is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This includes reviewing the HOA's bylaws, attending meetings, and participating in the governance of the organization.
At Kiley Management, we have experience managing HOAs in Michigan and can help you navigate the regulatory landscape. Contact us today to learn more about our HOA management services and how we can help you stay compliant with Michigan law.