Join me for the latest workshop in my CONDO SMARTS Workshop Series—“Dispute Resolution without Litigation“–as we learn how to resolve difficult condominium disputes without costly litigation. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). Fee parking is available in the lot in front of the office.
I’m teaming up with the Lakeside Community Development Corporation to offer this workshop free of charge.
Condominium and homeowners associations frequently face disputes with unit owners regarding many common issues. Mediation can be a valuable tool in reaching an affordable compromise in enforcement proceedings, violation hearings, and other disputes.
In a mediation process, the parties agree to discuss and attempt to settle a dispute using a neutral third party, such as a trained mediator. These professionals usually have a background in conflict resolution and specific training to help parties navigate and resolve disputes. Mediation is commonly used to help resolve disputes between boards and owners regarding use of the common elements, perceived violations of the rules and regulations, or an owner’s desire to challenge the board action.
Mediation can also be useful when associations find themselves in the middle of disputes between individual owners in the association. Boards may find it helpful to suggest to feuding owners that they seek a mediator’s assistance to resolve the conflict
As you know, Rogers Park is home to hundreds of condominium associations. I hope this workshop will help condo associations resolve thorny disputes without costly litigation.
I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday.