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Mosquito Prevention Tips for Your Home
posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, August 3, 2016
Florida 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
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, August 17, 2016
Rembaum’s Association Roundup: The Condominium Fire Sprinkler Retrofit – A Continuing Saga
Each 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
The 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
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 2, 2016
There is a Difference Between Requests to Inspect Official Records and Certified Inquiries
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
Disagreements 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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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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