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August 2020 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

How to Clean and Prevent COVID-19 in Condos and HOAs

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, July 20, 2020

Worried over how to prevent COVID-19 in condos and HOAs? The unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic requires the utmost effort to stay safe and avoid risk of infection. While you stay indoors and minimize your interaction with outsiders, regular disinfecting, and cleaning of condos and HOA common areas is key to eliminate the contamination threat. 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.

Pandemic Has Changed How Boards Do Business

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 27, 2020

Section 718.112(2)(c) of the Florida Condominium Act provides that board meetings must be open to all unit owners, unless the meeting concerns legal advice or personnel matters in which case the meeting would be a closed meeting. This law presumes that board meetings will be held at a physical location and as such, unit owners have the right to attend the meeting in person. Read more 

Campbell’s COVID-19 Resource Center

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management July 22, 2020

During these unprecedented times, Campbell Property Management has been working diligently to ensure the safety of our employees and your residents while maintaining our operations throughout your communities. We have created a COVID-19 resource center with detailed information and guidance regarding operating your Condominium, Homeowner or Cooperative Association during this pandemic. Read more

Finally! Florida Passes Emotional Support Animal Law

by Joshua G. Gerstin, Esq. of Gerstin & Associates, July 7, 2020

Finally, the Florida legislature passed a bill regulating the out of control problem of Emotional Support Animals in Florida’s community associations.  SB 1084 was signed into law by Governor DeSantis on July 1, 2020, and takes effect immediately.  The new law provides for the following. Read more

Florida Supreme Court Rules COVID-19 Pandemic Constitutes “Natural Emergency”

by Kathleen O. Berkey, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 9, 2020

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once certain States of Emergency are declared for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an additional six (6) months. A written request for such an extension must be submitted to the authorizing governmental agency within ninety (90) days after the State of Emergency has expired. Read more

Ready… Set… Recover: Essential Hurricane Preparedness Guidebook for Florida Community Associations

by Leigh Katzman, ESQ., Katzman Chandler, July 9, 2020

Anticipating an active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, the Florida Community Association Law Firm of Katzman Chandler today released its annual “Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guide for Community Associations” to help Florida communities protect their properties and safeguard community residents during what experts say will be a significantly more active storm season. Read more

Florida Legislature Eliminates State Registration and Reporting Requirements for 55+ Communities

by Steven R. Braten, Shareholder, Rosenbaum PLLC, July 10, 2020

If your community claims to be “housing for older persons” under federal and state law, then effective July 1, 2020, the Florida Legislature has eliminated from Florida’s “Fair Housing Act” (§760.29(2)), the requirement for your community to register with the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Read more

Does My Association Include Fully Funded Reserves in Its Proposed Budget?

by Michael Casanover, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 23, 2020

With the budget season approaching, many condominium associations may wonder how to prepare a budget when it’s anticipated that members will vote to waive or partially fund reserves. The board must create a proposed annual budget that includes estimated revenues and expenses. Read more

Self-Management to Professional Management: Transitioning Your Community Association

by Campbell Property Management, July 6, 2020

Is your community association considering the transition from self-managed to professionally managed? Since the main responsibility of the Board of Directors is management of their community, this is an important decision to make.There are many advantages to hiring a professional management company to oversee the operations of your Association. Additionally, there are also various disadvantages of self-management. Read more‚Äč

Seagate Towers Condominium Interior Renovation

by Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, July 17, 2020

Architectural styles and interior design, like fashion and apparel, are heavily influenced by the attitudes and current trends of the period in which they are developed. Like any trend, or fad, those design styles generally become go out of style and are looked to be replaced with something more contemporary. Seagate Towers Condominium came across this issue when determining that certain areas of the Condo had fallen into the “out of style” class. Read More


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August Tips

Shane's Spot: Rainy days on their way!

We are slowly approaching the end of summer, however the hottest days are still to come. To avoid wasting any water and harming your plants, make sure your irrigation sensors are on. It is also a great time of the year for soil polarization, which is placing a sheet of plastic to cover the soil surface of a vegetable garden. This allows the ground temperature to reach a level that will kill pests and weeds. 

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

Shane HumblePresident

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