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Making Your Condo Smoke Free: A Guide for Florida Condominiums

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, November 18, 2019

smoke free condosHas your condo association considered going smoke free? Smoke free policies are a growing trend as more and more residents are complaining about cigarette smoke drifting into their units. Smoke free policies reduce the risk of smoking-related fires and increase building safety for residents. 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. 
 

Homeowner Feeding Wildlife Leads to Black Vultures Overwhelming Parts of West Palm Beach Community

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, November 13, 2019

Recent reports in the Palm Beach Post and on WPBF 25 News (see video below) chronicled the devastating damage that is being caused to homes in the Ibis Golf and Country Club community in West Palm Beach by hundreds of black vultures.  The large birds are being attracted by a homeowner who is feeding the wildlife with massive amounts of food. Read more 

Termite Threat: Taking Preventative Measures

by Shane Humble, President, Complete Property Maintenance, Inc., November 21, 2019

It is well known that termite infestation can bring severe damage to the wood in and around our homes and other structures. However, many people do not realize that certain kinds of termites start their colonies near trees not structures. One of these is the Asian subterranean termite, first found in South Florida in the early 2000’s. Read more

“Condo Boards Can’t Turn Down Applicants Just Because They Don’t Like Them,” Miami Herald

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 18, 2019

Many community association residents expect their board members and managers to thoroughly screen applicants for purchase or lease. Current residents often want reassurance that new residents will not pose any risk to their health, safety and welfare and that these newcomers will have the financial resources to meet their monetary obligations in the community. Read more

Is your Community Website ADA Compliant? Does it need to be?

by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, November 7, 2019

ADA Compliant WebsiteCondos and HOAs are generally exempt from ADA requirements because they are not “public accommodations” like hotels, restaurants or retail stores.  However, we have seen a recent trend of legal threats against community associations because their websites were not ADA compliant. Read more

“Notice of Board Meetings Must Be Properly Posted,” News-Press

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 4, 2019

Under Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Condominium Act, adequate notice of all board meetings (which must include all agenda items) is required to be posted conspicuously on the condominium property at least forty-eight (48) continuous hours before the meeting, except in an emergency. Read more

The Lurking Danger of Association Websites; Accusations of Discrimination

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, November 11, 2019

Very recently, more and more condominium and homeowner associations find themselves as potential defendants in Federal Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”) discrimination litigation due to the association’s website. It is alleged that the failure to make the website easily accessible to those with visual impairments or who are blind is discriminatory. Read more

“Services Not Required for ‘55 and Over’ Communities,” News-Press

posted by Joseph E. Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 11, 2019

No specific amenities need to be provided to maintain a homeowners’ association’s “55 and over” status. The federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Many states also have their own fair housing laws. Read more

Statutory Limitation on Condominium Transfer Fees – A Reminder that the Limit is the Limit

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

Image result for Statutory Limitation on Condominium Transfer FeesTransfer fees are those fees an association may charge in connection with the sale or lease of a unit. There are significant differences between allowable transfer fees for homeowners’ associations as compared against condominium associations. When it comes to transfer fees for condominium associations, Florida law is patently clear – in no event may such a fee exceed $100 per applicant. Read more

Fun Fridays: Kid’s Birdhouse Contest – a fun idea for family friendly HOAs

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12/10
HOA/Condo/Co-op Board Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Becker
West Palm Beach

12/10
Condo Board Member Certification
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12/11
2019 Condo Board Certification Course for Hollywood, Aventura & Sunny Isles
10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Campbell
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12/12
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Fort Lauderdale

12/17
Is a “No Pet” Building a Thing of the Past?
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12/18
COBWRA Meeting
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12/18
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12/18
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12/19
Board Certification for Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners' Associations
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
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1/16
Construction & Maintaining Your Common Elements
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1/23
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Kings Point, Inverrary, Tamarac, North Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill & Margate
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Campbell
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2/12 
2020 HOA Board Certification Course for Parkland, Coral Springs & West Boca
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2/21
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Hollywood, Aventura & Sunny Isles
11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Campbell
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3/11
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3/18
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Miami Beach & Brickell
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Campbell
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3/25
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Singer Island
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
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4/2
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Highland Beach, Boca Raton and Delray Beach
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
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4/16
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Lauderdale-By-The-Sea & Fort Lauderdale
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center

4/21
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Palm Aire and Pompano
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Herb Skolnick Center

4/28
2020 HOA Board Certification Course for Martin County and Port St. Lucie
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Campbell
Port St. Lucie Community Center

4/28
2020 Condo Board Certification Course for Martin County and Port St. Lucie
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Campbell
Port St. Lucie Community Center

TBD
2020 HOA Board Certification Course for Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Singer Island
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jupiter Community Center
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December Tips

Shane's Spot: Prevent Termite Invasion!

The Asian subterranean termite can do some serious damage to your trees and the structures surrounding them! These termites create their colonies in or around trees, quickly growing and destroying the tree. At full maturity, theses colonies include millions of termites, which can then spread to surrounding structures and cause further damage. To prevent this, take measures such as conducting tree inspections, termite detection and colony elimination to prevent loss of tree canopies and prevent structural damage. 

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

Shane HumblePresident

Complete Property Maintenance, Inc.
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