393+ pp., 3rd ed. 2012
Includes 2014-15 supplement
Learn to avoid problems right from the start
Whether you’re involved in developing a condo project, working with condo owners, or assisting in a condo sale, you’re going to run into issues not found in traditional real estate transactions. Especially when it comes to documents you’ve never encountered before.
For most lawyers, the starting point for such documents is the Wisconsin Condominium Ownership Act. However, the Act is simply not enough. The statutes are often incomplete, ambiguous, or flawed. So how do you avoid drafting documents that will cause problems?
Luckily, there’s help. Jesse S. Ishikawa and Brian W. Mullins, the authors of the Drafter’s Guideto Wisconsin Condominium Documents, know you have to look beyond the Act. They point out its defects and offer practical suggestions on how to draft around them. The Guide will help you avoid issues and problems that have sometimes been overlooked, ignored, or poorly handled in many Wisconsin condominium documents
Get moving in the right direction
Whatever the condominium document at issue — bylaws, articles of incorporation, the declaration, rules, or regulations — the Drafter’s Guide has insightful, nuts-and-bolts advice for handling it.
Get guidance for all these areas:
Chapter 1 - A Short Primer on Condominiums
Chapter 2 - Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 3 - The Declaration
Chapter 4 - The Declaration: Optional Provisions
Chapter 5 - The Condominium Plat
Chapter 6 - Articles and Bylaws
Chapter 7 - Association Rules and Regulations
Chapter 8 - Disclosure Materials
Chapter 9 - Removing Property from the Condominium
Chapter 10 - Adding Property to the Condominium
Stay current with the latest information.
The 2014–15 supplement reflects developments occurring since publication of the 2012-13 revision (third edition), including:
- Whether unbuilt units can have the same voting rights as already-built ones and how to ensure that voting rights are provided for.
- A unit owner’s recourse if an amendment to a condominium declaration reduces the relative value of a unit owner’s interest in a common element, and how the drafter should handle that situation.
- A new chapter has been added discussing the whys and wherefores of adding property to a condominium, whether or not it was originally created as an expandable condominium.
- Statutory references, case discussions, and forms have been updated.
The printed version of the Drafter’s Guide includes a CD packed with sample forms, filings, and provisions that meet the statutory requirements and provide the maximum benefit to your client. Those same forms are available online with the digital Books UnBound® version.
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