• A Legal Update on the Ohio Planned Community Act
  • July 7, 2011 | Authors: Gene R. Abercrombie; Andrew L. Smith
  • Law Firm: Eastman & Smith Ltd. - Toledo Office
  • The Ohio Planned Community Act set forth at Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5312 (the Act) became effective on September 10, 2010. The Act defines a “planned community” as a community made of individual lots for which a deed, common plan or declaration requires one of the following: (1) owners to becomes members of an owners association; (2) owners or the owners association to hold or lease property for the owners’ benefit; or (3) owners to support property or facilities by membership or fees. Condominium Associations are not within the purview of the Act, but are separately governed by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5311.