FAN's Featured Blog Post
Are HOA Homeowners Happy with their Associations?
posted by Dan Tiernan, August 20, 2013
According to the Community Associations Institute (CAI), 62 million people live in an estimated 315,000 association communities across the country. Homeowners associations are often seen by their HOA homeowners as being the villains, but they are a necessity for many. Especially, those neighborhoods that enjoy amenities which individual owners might not otherwise be able to afford. Read more
Industry News and Articles
Keep in mind some of the articles are directed towards HOAs or Condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations.
Community Associations and Property Insurance: Many Questions, Many Concerns.
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., August 12, 2013
One of the biggest problems for shared ownership communities is the fact that the policies they purchase to protect the common areas falls within the commercial-
residential category. As a result, association boards have fewer consumer protections when it comes to understanding the terms of those policies. Read more
FLCAJ Readers' Choice Awards
voting goes until December 1, 2013
The Florida Community Association Journal is giving you a chance to recognize your service providers for an outstanding commitment to excellence.
Self-Management to Professional Management: Transitioning Your Community Association
posted by William B. Campbell III, August 7, 2013
Changing your Association from self-managed to professionally managed is an important decision for any Board of
Directors. The Board of Directors’ major responsibility in any community is management. Even though the Association can hire assistance in operations management and property maintenance, the Board remains responsible and accountable for association management policy. Read more
Insuring Honesty and Integrity: Two Must-Have Insurance Policies for Boards
posted by George Leposky, August 2013
Of the many thousands of dollars a large condominium, co-op, or homeowners
association may spend each year on insurance, two policies that typically cost less than five percent of the total are two of the most vital: crime insurance (often called fidelity coverage) and directors and officers liability insurance (often called simply D&O). Read more
Bank Awarded Fees After Condominium Association Pushes too Far!
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., Aug.18, 2013
Florida's Third District Court of Appeal ruled that a bank which had taken title to two condominium units was entitled to its attorney's fees from a condominium association just as any other condominium owner would be pursuant to Section 718.303(1), F.S. Read more
The First 6 Things to Do When a Fire Happens in Your Association
posted by John Tight, August 23, 2013
Dealing with fire damage in your association can be a daunting task. Fires are not uncommon in Florida. If an emergency, such as a fire, happens suddenly in your HOA or condo association, what are you supposed to do? Read more
Contractor Coverage & Liability: Protecting Your Association's Assets
posted by Keith Loria, August 2013
All professional contractors and service providers are required by law to carry insurance to cover their activities. Any condo building or HOA should also carry its own insurance to cover accidents or other incidents on the property—this could include anything from slip-and-falls to staff injuries to damage from doing electrical work. Read more
posted by Joseph Adams, Esq., August 27, 2013
Final Review of New Florida Condo, Cooperative and HOA Laws
Engineer/Architect Limitation of Liability: Pursuant to Chapter 2013-028, Laws of Florida (effective July 1, 2013), new Section 558.0035, Florida Statutes was created to provide that design professionals are no longer personally liable for negligence occurring within the course and scope of a professional services contract with an entity with which the design professional is affiliated. Read more
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The Condo Council is a South Florida organization that provides a wealth of resources to help Board Members deal with everyday issues. The Condo Council hosts a website with valuable, member-only information and also hosts periodic luncheons where key issues are discussed and best practices are reviewed. Previous luncheon topics have included: foreclosures, rentals, emergency response plans, the key factors in selecting a property manager, and many more.
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Free Radio Stations Covering HOA & Condo Issues
* Condo Craze & HOA broadcast: airs every Sunday at noon on WFTL, 850 AM radio in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, & West Palm Beach.
* Condo Solutions: airs every Monday morning from 9:05 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on WSTU, 1450 AM radio in Stuart, Florida.
*Straight Talk on Condos and HOAs: airs every Sunday at noon WIOD, 610 AM radio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, & West Palm Beach.