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Condominium Documents, Drafter's Guide to Wisconsin
  • AK0209
  • 978-1-57862-340-2

438+ pp., 4th ed. 2018-19

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 Guide to 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

New in the 4th Edition

Explore a number of new developments, including:

  • New sections in chapter 4 discuss differences in the definition of “correction instrument” in Wis. Stat. chs. 703 and 706 and consider when it is appropriate to use a correction instrument as an alternative to amending the declaration or making an addendum to the condominium plat.
  • Under Wis. Stat. § 106.50, a condominium association may not make rules barring the presence of emotional support animals or service animals kept by individuals who have a disability and a disability-related need for such animals.
  • Chapter 7 identifies expanded requirements for executive summaries accompanying presale disclosure materials per Wis. Stat. § 703.33, as amended by 2017 Wis. Act 303.

Bonus Materials

Both the print and Books UnBound® versions include a complete set of fillable, unannotated forms via download.

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