Apr 13, 2018

Chuhak & Tecson details legal principles regarding privacy in community associations

David J. Bloomberg and James R. Stevens, principals with Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., presented Can I have my privacy? Legal principles regarding privacy in Community Associations at the annual Legal Forum of Community Associations Institute’s Illinois Chapter on April 12 at Navy Pier, Chicago. Their presentation focused on the intersection of community living with issues that relate to privacy, from regulations on drones to expanded information access under the Illinois Condominium Property Act.

“Our presentation was designed to provide constructive points on critical issues for managers and board members to consider relating to unit owner privacy, a topic that has received extensive attention in recent months,” Bloomberg said.

Bloomberg and Stevens discussed unit owner and association privacy matters that relate to the recent amendment to the City of Chicago Municipal Code in regards to unit owner access rights for condominium association records. As a result, new legal questions could surface as the debate continues over improved protections for owner privacy.

“Privacy can become murky, especially for community association property managers and boards,” said Stevens. “We agreed that it was important to provide practical viewpoints that would showcase these issues clearly and concisely in order to minimize the learning curve for our audience.”

The Illinois Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is dedicated to building excellence and increasing property values through education, advocacy and relationship building, and is one of 60 Community Associations Institute chapters in the nation.