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The Third Annual Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award Winners have been Announced
posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, January 28, 2016
The third annual Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award winners have been announced! The FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards give communities and board members an opportunity to select their favorite service providers. 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.
New Bills Impacting Homeowners’ Associations Filed for 2016 Legislative Session
posted by Yeline Goin, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 29, 2015
HB 7031, Relating to the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) has been filed by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Specifically, the bill provides that covenants and restrictions of homeowners’ associations will not expire because of MRTA. Read more
Mold in Your South Florida Condo
posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, January 12, 2016
Dr. Cohen is a snowbird, who usually resides in his South Florida condo six months out of the year. Upon returning from his stay up north, he finds that while he was away, his toilet overflowed, causing mold all over his bathroom. Read more
Can Husband and Wife Serve On The Board At The Same Time?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 4, 2016
The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act is silent on the issue. The bylaws would control. In my experience, most homeowners’ association bylaws do not contain a prohibition against co-owners simultaneously serving on the board. Read more
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, January 6, 2016
Mold: Is there a fungus among us? Part 1 of Insurance: What you need to know
Start off the new year by reviewing your association’s insurance policies to better understand the perils that it does, and does not, cover. Of particular concern to Florida’s community associations, especially condominium associations, is how casualties stemming from slow leaks and resulting mold are handled. Read more
Can your Board of Directors Ban Guns in Your Community?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, January 24, 2016
Florida lawmakers are considering several gun proposals in the 2016 Session. One bill would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and university campuses while another would allow individuals with those concealed-weapons licenses to openly and visibly carry those firearms. Read more
Can My Condo Association Prevent Me From Renting My Unit?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 7, 2016
Before I purchased my condominium unit, my association amended its governing documents to state “an owner may lease or rent his apartment only once during the period of his ownership." I now work several hours away, which has created a burden, and I need to rent my unit. Read more
Posted by Jeff Caldwell, Brand Manager, Superior Shelter, January 19, 2016
How to Effectively Inform HOA Residents on Outdoor and Decorating Regulations
Setting clear boundaries is a very important aspect of the relationship that the HOA Board has with its residents, but it can sometimes be difficult to establish boundaries, effectively while still keeping everything peaceful. Read more
Can Senior Housing Communities Allow Underage Residents?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 26, 2016
There are a number of requirements that a community must satisfy in order to be considered “housing for older persons,” often referred to as a “55 and over” community. The main point of being a 55 and over community is that families with children can be excluded, which is otherwise illegal under state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Read more
2016 Legal Update & Special Insider Look At Insurance For Community Associations
posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 22, 2016
In addition to sunshine and tropical storms, we are guaranteed each year in Florida to see changes to the laws governing the state’s more than 60,000+ community associations. These changes come with penalties for failing to implement them so it is crucial that you understand how the decisions that take place in Tallahassee impact your community. Read more
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Florida Communities of Excellence
The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is the first and only comprehensive, independent recognition program for the tens of thousands of community associations throughout Florida. The program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their success and enabling others to learn from their examples. Click here
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