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Winners of the 2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards Announced

posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, May 17, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards were announced on May 13, 2016 at the Awards Ceremony and Gala at The Palm Beach County Convention Center.  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. 

Florida HOA Act Allows Owners to Speak for at Least 3 Minutes at Annual Meetings

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, May 2, 2016
The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act (Chapter 720, Florida Statutes) provides that all owners are entitled to attend membership meetings and, as attendees at the meeting, are also entitled to speak with reference to all items opened for discussion or included on the agenda. Read more 

Tech Tuesdays: Gboard

posted by Dan Tiernan,COO, Campbell Property Management, May 24, 2016
Want to make using your iPhone a lot easier? Believe it or not Google can help. Read more

Are Florida Condominium Owners Required to Carry Insurance for their Units?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, May 16, 2016
Generally speaking, the association insures the buildings, including many parts of the unit such as drywall. The current version of the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes) does not specifically mandate that unit owners must carry personal insurance (commonly known as “HO-6” insurance). Read more 

Has HUD gone too far? The rights of criminals to live in your community

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, May 2, 2016
HUD’s most recent opinion begins by providing statistics such as “100 million U.S. Adults (1/3 of the population) have a criminal record of some sort, the prison population of 2.2 million is the largest in the world, 650,000 individuals are released from prison each year, and over 95% of those incarcerated will be released at some point. Read more


Why you need to listen to the dissenting voices in your Community

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, May 11, 2016

In my home community, a recent vote establishing a reserve for our roads had at least one of my neighbors seeing red. Read more

Ruling Reminds Associations of Significant Consequences Resulting from Failure to Maintain Common Elements

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, May 9, 2016

Maintaining the common elements and areas is one of the primary functions and responsibilities of community associations. Last year’s ruling by the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court’s Appellate Division illustrates the potential consequences that may arise in the event an association does not adequately address complaints by unit owners regarding nuisances resulting from the improper maintenance of the common elements. Read more

Florida HOA Boards Must Be Consistent with Architectural Guidelines

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, May 12, 2016
In some communities, the recorded covenants authorize the association to adopt written guidelines that an owner must follow to make alterations to his home or lot. Read more

Could defective pipes be the cause of unexplained water leaks in your building?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, May 22, 2016
Unexplained water leaks are an unfortunate fact of life for far too many high-rise communities. While your board and members may feel there is nothing to be done other than regular repairs and perhaps a prayer for good luck, the fact is that buildings constructed in Florida between the years 2003-2010 may contain defective pipes and, if your building received a Certificate of Occupancy between 2006 and 2010, you may still have a cause of action to resolve the problem once and for all. Read more


Can a Condominium Board Take Away Delinquent Owners’ Rights to Common Areas?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, May 6, 2016

Both the Florida Condominium Act and the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act permit an association to suspend the unit or parcel owner from using the common elements, common facilities or any other association property if the owner is more than 90 days delinquent in the payment of any monetary obligation to the association. 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 to learn more and to see the 2015 winners.
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June Tips

Keith's Corner: Mulching and Pruning
This month, monitor all of your plants for any root rot problems, which can often occur when excessive standing water suffocates a plant's roots. Re-mulch your landscape beds as needed to continue to prevent weeds. For this to be effective, make sure that the mulch is at least 2 inches thick and is kept away from the plant’s base. June is also a great month to continue pruning your plants as needed, if you have not already done so. 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
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