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Upcoming Complimentary HOA and Condo Board Certification Courses

posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, October 5, 2018

Do you have questions about community association law? Or, are you a new board member looking to attend an HOA and Condo Board Certification Course? 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. 

A Primer on Budgeting and Reserves

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, October 2, 2018
Few aspects of condominium and cooperative association operations are as heavily regulated as the budgeting process and yet too many boards take an informal approach to these crucial director functions. Read more 

Meet the Director – Pat Brown

posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, October 1, 2018

Pat Brown is the President of The Hamptons, a homeowner association of 152 units that is one of the 25 villages of the Aberdeen Property Owners Association (POA) in Boynton Beach, Florida. Read more 

Board Culture - What Traits Make a Board Successful?

posted by Mike Odenthal, The Cooperator South Florida, October 2018

The traits that characterize a reliable board member are similar to those that might help a person excel in local government. Vibrant communicators who are equally adept at listening and can forego the impulse to prioritize personal gains make for dream board candidates. Read more

Updated Methods for Preserving Association Governing Documents Under Marketable Record Title Act

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, October 22, 2018

The Florida Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) requires HOAs to reaffirm and renew their covenants and restrictions 30 years after they were originally recorded in the local county records. Read more

Board Spending Authority Not Unlimited 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 7, 2018

The statutes identifies some particular items that are proper common expenses (such as bulk cable television contracts) but the list in the law itself is by no means exhaustive. The law goes on to state that the declaration of condominium or bylaws may specifically designate specific items as proper common expenses.  Read more

How Can Communities Stop Vandalism? - Methods For Preventing Vandalism at Amenities

posted by posted by Brie Peterson, Florida Community Association Professionals, October 2018

It is discouraging for residents to wake up to and frustrating for property managers to address after arriving at a community—finding furniture thrown in the pool, bubbles overflowing from a hot tub, or graffiti covering the bathroom walls. Read more


Hurricane Michael Insurance Claim Tips for Florida Community Associations

posted by Susan C. Oedss, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael caused severe damage to condominiums and HOA communities in the Florida panhandle, and in the aftermath of the storm many of the area’s community associations will be filing property damage claims with their insurers. Read more

Medical Marijuana and Community Association Life - "Thorny Legal Issues" Take Center Stage

posted by David T. Podein, Florida Community Association Professionals, October 2018

The intersection of Florida’s recent medical marijuana legalization and community association law is complicated. The use of medical marijuana within a community association property involves Florida law. Read more

President Not A Tie-Breaker

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 21, 2018

Both the Florida Condominium Act and the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act provide that when a vacancy on the board of directors occurs before the expiration of the term, the vacancy may be filled by the affirmative vote of the majority of the remaining directors, even if the remaining directors constitute less than a quorum of the board. Read more​


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Upcoming Events

Condo Association Board Member Certification Course
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office 

Ask The Attorneys Comes to Tamarac
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Tamarac Community Center 

HOA/Condo/CO-OP Coard Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Becker
West Palm Beach

Maintaining Order: A Discussion On Rules & Regulations, Governing Documents And Fining In Community Associations
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
Holiday Springs Clubouse

Is a "No Pet" Building a Thing of the Past?
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale 

Condo Board Member Certification Course
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach Office 

2019 Legal Update
9:00 am- 11:00 am, Becker
Fort Pierce

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 am, COBWRA

HOA Board Member Certification Course
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office

Board Certification For Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners' Associations
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Katzman
Township of Coconut Creek

Broward Hot-Topics Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:30 am, CAI SE
Jacaranda Country Club

HOA/Condo/CO-OP Board Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 am, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

Fair Housing CEU Course
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach Office

Pets, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals, The Dos and Don'ts
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
South County Civic Center 

2019 Legal Update Course
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office

November Tips

Shane's Spot: ​Watch your water usage!
In November, drops in average daily temperatures and humidity levels tend to occur. Because of the lower temperatures, plants do not need as much water, so make sure to turn off your irrigation systems and water only when necessary. The cool temperatures also mean you can now plant perennials, shrubs, and trees!
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Shane HumblePresident

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