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Mosquito Prevention Tips for Your Home

posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, August 3, 2016

Where mosquitoes breed around a homeFlorida is no stranger to mosquitoes. But, during the summer months, mosquitoes become an even bigger problem in Florida. And, now with Zika on the rise, it is more important than ever to protect your home and family from mosquitoes and their nasty bites. 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. 

Who Pays for Water Damage From Leaks in Florida Condominiums?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 4, 2016
On behalf of the Florida Bar, I have taught lawyers continuing legal education on the subject, and even I get confused sometimes. At its most basic level, the law distinguishes between repairs following an “insurable event” (sometimes called a “casualty”) and preventative maintenance or work that is necessary due to routine wear and tear. Read more 

Zika Virus and Your Community Association

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, August 10, 2016
With the growing threat of Zika virus in the U.S. and particularly in South Florida what, if anything, should your community be doing to lessen this threat to your residents? Read more

Term Limits Contained in Condominium Bylaws are Likely Enforceable

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 24, 2016
This topic is a subject of some debate within the legal community. Term limits contained in condominium bylaws are likely enforceable.  However, the answer you were given at this prior legal seminar may have been correct at that time. Read more 

Rembaum’s Association Roundup: The Condominium Fire Sprinkler Retrofit – A Continuing Saga

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, August 17, 2016
Florida Condo Fire Sprinkler RetrofitEach week, I receive a multitude of calls and e-mails from condominium association clients, and non-clients alike, regarding the condominium fire sprinkler retrofit requirements. The confusion arises because of a 2010 amendment to section 718.112 of the Florida Statutes. Read more


New Monitoring Services Help Associations Catch Owners Conducting Unauthorized Airbnb Rentals

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, August 1, 2016

The problem of short-term rentals with the help of Airbnb and other similar websites in violation of community association rules has quickly become one of the most pressing issues facing associations today. Read more

2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Financial Innovation Winners: Turtle Cay and Tuscany Bay Featured in the August Issue of the Florida Community Association Journal

posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, August 1, 2016

Image result for 2016 Florida Communities of ExcellenceThe 2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Winners in the Financial Innovation Category were Turtle Cay HOA of Riviera Beach for large community and Tuscany Bay HOA of Boynton Beach for small community. Read more

There is a Difference Between Requests to Inspect Official Records and Certified Inquiries

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 2, 2016
There is often confusion between requests to inspect official records and “certified inquiries.” First, the law regarding certified inquiries only applies in the condominium and cooperative realms, not for homeowners’ associations. Read more

Associations Should Utilize Proper Vetting Protocols When Considering Service and Emotional Support Animal Requests

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, August 26, 2016
sdogDisagreements over service animals have consistently ranked among the most prevalent types of disputes that arise between community associations and their residents. Read more


Did My Association Legally Adjourn a Membership Meeting to a Later Date?

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 22, 2016

A similar issue was analyzed in an arbitration case from 1994. Although arbitration decisions (issued by the Florida Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes) are not binding precedent, they do carry some weight. Read more

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November Ballot Sales Tax Referendum
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South County Civic Center, Delray Beach

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September Tips

Keith's Corner: Irrigation System Wet Check
This month, perform a wet check for your irrigation system to check its performance and coverage. Add composed soil to new annual beds, as needed due to their depletion from the summer showers. September is also a good month to plant native shrubs and perennials. 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
CPM Keith

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