Great news! The Ohio General Assembly has heard the voice of Ohio’s community associations. On January 12, 2010, House Bill 408 was introduced by Representatives Ken Yuko and Brian Williams and is co-sponsored by eight (8) other representatives. House Bill 408 contains the “Super Lien” language that would give Ohio’s condominiums lien priority. If the “Super Lien” legislation is enacted, it would mandate that the condominium lien has priority over the bank’s first mortgage in a foreclosure. This legislation is vital for Ohio’s community associations, especially during the current economic climate. You can find a copy of this important legislation at
While House Bill 408 does not contain a “Super Lien” for homeowner associations, our legislative sources have informed us that once the condominium “Super Lien” and Senate Bill 187 (the HOA legislation) have each, respectively been passed by the General Assembly, it will be easy to move through similar “Super Lien” legislation for homeowner associations. Therefore, it is vital that all Ohioans living in community associations voice their support of this bill to their State Representative.
The “Ohio Needs a Condominium and Homeowner Association “Super Lien” Now! Grassroots Campaign” is currently underway. As you know, this is the second phase of our campaign – a grassroots effort where we ask that you contact your State Representative. A sample letter to send to your Representative indicating support for this vital legislation can be found on the Kaman & Cusimano, LLC website: www.ohiocondolaw.com. In addition, please make copies of the letter and provide it to all unit owners so that they too may send it to their State Representative. To find out who your state representative is and his or her mailing/email address, please visit http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/index.cfm