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Architectural control provisions upheld by MI Court of Appeals

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Architectural control provisions and proceedings pursuant to deed restrictions upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals

In Steeplechase of Northville Owners Association v Talukder (unpublished decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals dated January 14, 2021; Case No. 349434; 2021 WL 137777), the deed restrictions or restrictive covenants governing a neighborhood required architectural approval from the property owners association’s committee for structures, landscaping items and other matters, including water fountains. The Court of Appeals agreed with the property owners association that the landowner had not properly sought approval for their water fountain, which had to be removed.