Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Changes and Updates

During the last legislative session, the Minnesota legislature made two significant changes to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minn. Stat. § 515B ("MCIOA") that will affect all common interest communities subject to that law. These changes, which have been signed into law by Governor Dayton, affect community associations' maintenance responsibilities and rights to bring construction defect lawsuits. This blog post summarizes these changes.

Airbnb Challenges with HOA and Property Insurance Claims in Minnesota

If you run an Airbnb or use another short-term rental site, it could impact any property insurance claims in Minnesota. Also, depending on the homeowner association ("HOA") rules and governing documents, you could also be violating rules of the community. It is not unusual for HOA board members to approach Minnesota-based insurance attorneys for help in enforcing or clarifying the community's stance on Airbnb and other short-term rentals.

SJJ Does it Again!

SJJ attorneys Tim Johnson and Alex Jadin won another case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholding a policyholder's right to collect interest on an appraisal award.

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