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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. 

Complaint Letters Are Part of Association’s Official Record

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 10, 2017

One of the most important rights that unit owners have concerning the operation of the condominium association is the right to inspect and copy the records of the association, with very limited exceptions. Section 718.111(12), of the Florida Condominium Act, outlines the official records the association must keep. Read more 

Rembaum’s Association Roundup: Two New District Court Of Appeal Cases – Third Party Purchaser Assessment Liability And Fining Notice Requirement

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, July 25, 2017
If your homeowners’ association has not updated its declaration’s assessment collection provisions, then your association might be giving away its otherwise collect able assessment revenue!  Read more

Suspensions of Residents’ Use of Community Amenities Help Associations to Maintain Compliance

posted by Michael E. Chapnick, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, July 27, 2007
Florida community associations are always seeking to implement the most cost-effective options at their disposal to collect unpaid dues and compel unit owners/residents to comply with their rules and restrictions. Condominium associations used to have very few practical remedies at their disposal to address delinquencies and violations. Read more

Condominium Documents Should be Kept Current

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 10, 2017
It is not legally necessary to update or amend condominium documents. However, most condominium associations find it desirable to amend and update the condominium documents from time to time to assist in the operation of the association, and to comply with current standards. Read more


Rembaum’s Association Roundup: When Express Maintenance Obligations In A Declaration Of Condominium Are Not So Clear

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, July 11, 2017

For example, let’s examine the replacement of the unit’s windows. Pursuant to the maintenance obligations in the declaration of condominium, the unit owner is responsible to maintain, repair, and replace all parts of the unit and the fixtures and equipment of the unit, including windows. Read more

Use of Drones by Homeowner Gets Tempers Soaring at Florida HOA Community

posted by Robert C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, July 14 2017
The use of drones by owners and residents of units in HOA and condominium communities has created concerns across the country over potential privacy and safety issues for community association managers and their boards of directors. Read more

Article by Michael Toback in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Association Documents Override State Law in Previous Owners’ Assessments”

posted by Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A., Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, July 5, 2017
The latest ruling reaffirming this holding came in late May from the Third District Court of Appeal in the case of Beacon Hill HOA v. Colfin Ah-Florida 7. The association appealed the final summary judgment in favor of Colfin, which had acquired a unit in the community via foreclosure sale, finding that the company was not liable for any amounts owed by the previous owners of the property due to the language in the association’s recorded declaration. Read more

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August Tips

Keith's Corner: Fertilize and Check for Deficiencies 
This month, a controlled release nitrogen should be applied to lawns. Monitor and treat palms for yellowing caused by nutrient deficiencies. Common deficiencies are potassium and magnesium. These can easily be treated with a palm fertilizer. Ornamental plants should also be checked for the same issue and treated accordingly with a time release granular fertilizer.
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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