The 12th District is home to countless condominium and homeowners associations – probably more than any other legislative district in the state. Resident and board member issues relating to associations are one of the most frequently encountered problems local residents face. I am always looking to introduce condo-specific legislation and host informational events regarding condo law, and welcome your suggestions on how I can help make condo living easier for you. If you need legal consultation, contact an attorney or condominium association organization to help you find legal assistance. My office and I can not offer legal advice.
The following resources are courtesy of Sima Kirsch, of the law office of Sima Kirsch, PC. After joining us for a Roundtable Discussion with Condominium Owners, Sima provided these materials to share with all condominium owners and associations that are interested in best practices and procedures for their associations:
For Rent and For Sale
Going From Good to Great
How Does Your Association Measure Up?
Updating Old Rules
The following documents are courtesy of John H. Bickley III of Kovitz Shefrin and Nesbit. After facilitating a three-seminar legal series for 12th District condominium association board members, John gave us this documents to share with those who were unable to attend the series:
The 100 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Illinois Condominiums…With Answers.
A Board Member’s Guide to Collection of Assessments
Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations: ACTHA focuses solely on community associations throughout Illinois. For more than 25 years, we have helped our members solve day-to-day challenges and capitalize on longer-term opportunities. Most of all, we take a personal approach—to education, networking and leadership development. We advocate in Springfield on behalf of our member associations. And we can direct members to an array of resources that make communities stronger, more enjoyable places to live. ACTHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Each board member is a community association unit owner who brings a wealth of personal and professional knowledge to ACTHA.
Illinois Chapter of the Community Associations Institute: The Illinois Chapter of Community Associations Institute serves the educational, business, and networking needs of community associations in the Chicagoland Area. Members include condominium, cooperative, and homeowner associations as well as those who provide services and products to associations. The Illinois Chapter has over 1100 members including 250 businesses, and over 500 community associations Board members and unit owners representing over 100,000 homeowners . The Illinois Chapter is one of 60 Community Associations Institute chapters in the nation.
Illinois Condominium Property Act: Link to Illinois statute that serves as the legal framework for condominium and homeowners associations in Illinois.