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Meet the Director - Jay Gross

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, March 6, 2014

This is the first post in an ongoing series where we will recognize an outstanding Director from a community association in South Florida. Serving on the Board of a community association is a challenging and often thankless job. There are thousands of dedicated volunteers in South Florida that have stepped up to lead their communities and we hope this series serves as a reminder to us all – to thank those that have invested their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. Read more

Industry News and Articles

Keep in mind some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations. 

Florida Communities of Excellence Awards: 2014 Finalists Announced  

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, March 17, 2014
The 2014 finalists for the Florida Communities of Excellence Awards have been announced! Congratulations to three associations managed by CampbellRead more

Are Golf Course Communities Becoming a Thing of the Past? 

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., March 16, 2014
As I type this blog, I am sitting in my backyard looking at the fourth hole of the private golf course community my family and I have called home for the last two decades. Read more 

Are Your Community Committees Productive or Destructive?

posted by William B. Campbell, III, VP of Sales and Marketing, Campbell Property Management, March 10, 2014

Well organized and efficiently run community committees can produce great results. They can preserve the harmony and desired appearance of the community through friendly, yet firm enforcement of the governing documents and organize social events that bring the community together. Read more


HOA Documents Need to Determine Deadline for Acceptance of Board Candidates

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 5, 2014

We have two openings on our Board. Only two people put in their name by the established deadline. Then, two board members, without board approval, asked the management company to send a “second chance letter”, and the management company refused to get involved. These two directors, again without board authority, sent out a letter extending the deadline, and got three more candidates to run. Now, there are questions as to whether the election will be valid. Read more

What is that Word Wednesdays - "It Depends" 

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, March 12, 2014

This is the most commonly used phrase to answer a hypothetical legal question related to community association management. When I first got into this business, I would get frustrated when association attorneys would respond with this answer. However, I ultimately realized that this was the perfect, most appropriate answer for most questions. Read more

Do You Have "Less Than Useful" Provisions in Your Association's Governing Documents? 

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., March 10, 2014
A large part of any association attorney’s day is spent reviewing portions of a community’s governing documents. Many times I've settled in for an afternoon of documentary review, with highlighter in hand, only to find myself wondering why so much of what I’m reading is confusing, muddled and even just less than useful. Read more

Appellate Court Once Again Restricts Condo Association's Collections After Association Takes Ownership of Foreclosure Unit

posted by Nicholas D. Siegfried, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, March 7, 2014
Last year, several of our firm's community association attorneys wrote in this blog about the decision by the Third District Court of Appeal in the case of Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association Inc. v. Aventura Management LLC that has since caused many Florida condominium associations to reconsider their collections strategy. Read more

What is that Word Wednesdays - Ameliorate

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, March 5, 2014
This week’s word is Ameliorate. Although this word is not commonly used, it’s definition is simple: Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better. So what does this have to do with Condos? Well, the only time I have ever heard or read this word is when the topic was emotional support animals, or their cousins: assistance animals and service animals. Read more

Condo Unit Owners Need to be Mindful When Alterations Encroach on Common Elements 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 7, 2014

A first floor unit owner in our condominium decided to pour a concrete slab on the common grounds abutting the building behind his unit. Then, he enclosed it with a screen cage. He did not ask for board approval. What action should the board of directors take?  Read more

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Keith's Corner: Landscaping
Hello, South Florida residents! Do you know what time it is? It's fertilizer time! The winter season is coming to an end and is bringing warmer, spring temperatures with its departure. With that being said, now is the perfect time to start fertilizing your lawn. Lawns should be fertilized 2-3 times between the months of March and September. Before you begin fertilizing your lawn, rake all the dead foliage to allow for new, vibrant grass and plants to grow. Palm trees should be fertilized every two months until September. 
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