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A Case Study in Ending Speeding in Community Associations: Parkland Golf & Country Club

posted by Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, October 25, 2019

Image result for please slow downSpeeding within communities is a dangerous concern for most HOAs. This is especially true for large communities such as Parkland Golf & Country Club (PGCC), which consists of long, wide roads that may tempt some drivers to hammer down on the gas pedal. This speeding concern became a critical issue that the PGCC HOA decided to act upon. 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. 

Condo Associations Fined for Sea Turtle Lighting Violations Illuminate Need for Awareness, Compliance at Florida Beachfront Communities

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, October 7, 2019

A recent article by the Marco Eagle newspaper reported that the Marco Island Code Enforcement Magistrate recently issued $1,000 fines to three condominium associations for violating sea turtle lighting restrictions. For one of the properties, it was the second such violation in consecutive months. Read more 

New Rules For FHA Financing – What Board Members Need To Know

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, October 7, 2019

Image result for NEW RULES FOR FHA FINANCING – WHAT BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO KNOWFor some home buyers, financing the purchase of their new home can be a barrier to entry. Many home buyers need the benefit of an FHA backed loan for their lower interest rates. The Federal Housing Authority (FHA), a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has provided mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders since its inception in 1934. Read more

How Does Your Collections Policy Stack Up?

posted by Candace C. Solis, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, OCtober 8, 2019

Collection of your community’s assessments is critical to maintaining a steady flow of income to support the association’s maintenance responsibilities and maintain the association’s overall fiscal health. Yet with the more urgent day-to-day demands on property managers and volunteer board members, collections can often be neglected or completely overlooked. Read more

Vacation Rentals – What can you do to maintain your association’s right to restrict short-term rentals?

by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, October 2, 2019

short term rentalsUnregulated, commercial short-term rental operators are threatening Florida community associations by spending millions of dollars to push for legislation that would force short term rentals into neighborhoods in violation of adopted deed restrictions meant to protect the rights and home values of the homeowners. Read more

Can Both Spouses Continue to Serve on the Board?

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 28, 2019

Sometimes spouses both take an active part in how their community functions. There is no prohibition on them serving on committees, but can they both serve on the board? They can, but only under certain circumstances. Read more

Why Community Associations Should Check Their Zoning and Entitlement History

posted by Kathleen O. Berkey, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 30, 2019

Zoning laws are enacted by villages, towns, cities, or counties to control the types of uses and the parking ratio, intensity, density, and dimensions of those uses. This is for the purpose of preserving property values, managing growth, preserving the character of a community, facilitating the adequate provision of transportation, and promoting public health and welfare. Read more

You Get What You Pay For – Assistance Animal Application Packages

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, October 4, 2019

The complaint heard often from condominium and HOA board members is in regard to the influx of assistance animals in their “no pet” or pet restricted communities. Few other topics within the body of community association law cause more consternation then the application of the Federal, State and local Fair Housing laws. Read more

Make Your Vote Count at This Year’s Condominium Election

posted by Marilyn Perez-Martinez, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 28, 2019

Many condominiums throughout the state are getting ready for their annual meeting. This means that election season is also underway as the election occurs at the time of the annual meeting. Remember that two notices are required. The first should be sent at least 60 days before the election and the second, at least 14 days before the election. Read more​

“Law Does Not Limit Budget Increases,” News-Press

posted by Joseph E. Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 28, 2019

Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Condominium Act, does not limit the ability of the association to adopt a budget that exceeds the previous year’s budget. Rather, Section 718.112(2)(e), of the Act, states that if the budget adopted by the board requires assessments against the unit owners which exceed 115% of the assessments from the preceding budget year, the unit owners have the right to put forward a substitute budget. Read more​


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November Tips

Shane's Spot: Be mindful of your water!

We are finally at the time of the year where we get a slight break from the typical Florida heat. November brings with it daily average drops in temperature and humidity levels. Since temperatures on average will be lower, plants do not need as much water, so make sure to turn off your irrigation systems and water only when necessary. These cooler temperatures mean you can also plant perennials, shrubs, and trees! 

As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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