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7 Keys to Success for Social Events in your Community

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, September 1, 2017

Communities often have difficulty attracting residents to their social events, which can make it difficult to justify the effort and cost. Imagine a family-oriented HOA with 500 homes – with a healthy social budget of $50,000 per year. 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. 

Special Assessments May Provide Insured Cash Flow After Storm

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 24, 2017

Two weeks ago today, Hurricane Irma tore through in Southwest Florida. All things considered, it could have certainly been much worse. However, it was as bad as it gets for those who lost their lives, and some communities suffered relatively substantial property damage. Read more 

Helpful Tips to Consider When Filing an Insurance Claim

posted by Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A., Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, September 15, 2017
As local, state and federal officials throughout Florida respond to those who have been impacted—whether it is because of loss of power, property damage or fallen powerlines or trees—we want to make sure we do our part to help our community as well. Read more

Difference Between Ballots and Proxies Explained

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 5, 2017
When it comes to matters that require members to vote, it is important to understand the difference between a ballot and a proxy. Read more

Associations dealing with unique problems post Hurricane Irma

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, September 12, 2017
While Irma was a lengthy and dangerous storm, the effects on Florida were not as devastating as had been feared. However, for thousands of shared ownership communities, volunteer boards, professional managers and residents will be dealing with the aftereffects of this storm for weeks or months to come. Read more

Post-Irma Impacts on Association Annual Meetings and Elections

posted by  Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.,Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, September 18, 2017

While recovery from property damage and power outages may take precedence in the hours and days following a hurricane, it is also important to consider—and to take swift action to recover from— not-so-apparent implications of a storm.  Read more

Associations Should Send Out Billing Notice For Special Assessments

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 3, 2017
With regard to the notice requirements for a special assessment, and assuming the governing documents permit special assessments without an owner vote, the Florida Condominium Act, addresses this issue in two places. Read more

When Residents Break Rules

posted by Nicole R. Kurtz, Florida HOA Law Blog, September 20, 2017
All too often, we are asked by boards of directors and property managers what steps can be taken to prevent residents from continuing to break rules in their communities. Seldom, however, do we hear community associations that are active and persistent in disciplining their rule breakers. Read more

Associations Have Their Own “Sunshine” Laws

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 17, 2017
Florida’s Government–in-the-Sunshine Law sets forth certain requirements for public records and open meeting laws pertaining to governmental proceedings of public boards or commissions. This statute does not apply to community associations, although the statutes applicable to condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations each contain their own “sunshine” requirements.  Read more

Assessing Your Building’s Energy Consumption

posted by Lisa Iannucci, The Cooperator South Florida, September 2017
Most folks know that turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, taking shorter showers, and turning down the thermostat a couple of degrees can help save energy – and by extension, money. Read more

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October Tips

Keith's Corner: Irrigation Systems 
This month, make sure you are using your irrigation systems in accordance with the South Florida water conservation regulations. It is recommended that irrigation systems are used two times a week during this time of the year. Check your county’s regulations for further instructions. Fertilize your palms with a blend of 8-2-12+4Mg. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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