FAN's Featured Blog Post
Meet the Director - Paul Berliner
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, April 28, 2014
Ever since moving to Florida, Paul Berliner has made it his mission to make a difference in his community. Paul, who acquired a Bachelor’s degree from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree from New York University in New York, New York, has always been one to follow his dreams. Read more
Industry News and Articles
Keep in mind that some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations.
An Owner's Right to Privacy Vs. Association's Need to Perform Preventative Services
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., April 1, 2014
A recent case out of Florida's Fourth DCA involved a condominium owner's longstanding refusal to allow her association to enter her unit to perform routine pest control services. Read more
What is that Word Wednesdays – Special Assessment
posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, April 16, 2014
A Special Assessment is a way to collect funds from members of the association (unit owners) to pay for a one-time expense that cannot be funded by the existing operating budget or reserve funds. Read more
posted by W.B. King, The South Florida Cooperator, April 2014
The Grass is Greener: Proper Care of Lawns and Landscaping
While South Floridians do not have to brave the chilly, barren winters of more northerly environs, in many respects it’s more difficult to maintain a lush lawn year-round than it is to plant more seasonally in a varied climate. Challenging or not however, keeping your grounds healthy, lush, and well-maintained is crucial to maintaining curb appeal and value—so it therefore becomes a critical issue for all associations to address. Read more
What is that Word Wednesdays – GAAP and Accrual Accounting
posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, April 9, 2014
In today’s post we will explain GAAP and accrual accounting and address the following questions which are common among new board members, particularly those that are NOT accountants by trade, which means most people. Read more
Condo Association Can Revoke License to Park
posted by Lisa Magill, Esq., April 2, 2014
A recent case demonstrates how important it is to carefully consider what documentation to use in connection with allocation of the use of parking spaces. In Keane v. The President Condominium Association, Inc., the court sided with the association after it revoked a parking license. Read more
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, April 2, 2014
What is that Word Wednesdays – Geotubes
Geotubes® or geotextile tubes are used in Florida to help protect lake shores from erosion. Geotubes are sediment-filled sleeves of geotextile fabric, which function similarly to the giant sandbags that are used to prepare low lying areas for flooding. Read more
Arrests continue against condo/HOA leaders for fraud or theft
posted by Lisa Magill, Esq., April 16, 2014
The story about the arrest of the former acting president of a homeowners’ association in Sunrise, Florida prompted me to remind community leaders of the most common fraud techniques. Read more
posted by Jacqueline C. Marzan, Esq., April 14, 2014
Overlooked But Not Forgotten – Provisions in the laws for HOAs and Condo Associations
In my experience, there are often overlooked provisions in the laws concerning condominiums and homeowners’ associations. Read more
How Well Informed are You on Directors & Officers Coverage?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., April 20, 2014
When I thought about running for my HOA Board of Directors more than ten years ago, I wanted to know how many members served on the board, how frequently we would meet and where and what my role would likely be on the board. I was elected to the board and served for two years. Read more
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