Flint, MI asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: A group lake property owners formed an Assoc to pay for weeds This Assoc wants all owners pay even opt can they force us

A group lake property owners formed an Assoc to pay for weeds This Assoc wants all owners pay even opt out can they force us to pay using the township to collect the tax?

They said if they get 51% of lake property owners to join the other 49% would have no choice ad our Township would collect it as Special Assessment. Taxes collected would go to the Lake Association for weed control. This would not apply to City property lake property owners.

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: What does your deed say about a property owners association? Unless it existed at the time you bought, or existed when a single person/entity owned the land before subdividing the land, I don't see how you can be FORCED into joining an association.

Without seeing all the paperwork however, and what SORT of association is formed (is this a part of the township? Maybe they CAN 'force' you ....) it is impossible to say anything for certain.

You need to contact a local real estate lawyer to review all the paperwork and get real advice on what you can and should do.

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