Community Associations' online resource for news,
legal updates, 
events, education, and more.
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

Meet the Director: Larry Orbach

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, December 29, 2014

Larry Orbach is the President of the Woodfield Country Club Master Association, which includes 20 sub-associations consisting of 1,297 homes in Boca Raton, Florida. The Woodfield Country Club Master Association has approximately 3,500 residents and over 20 lakes. 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. 

Defining a Nuisance in your Community

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, December 28, 2014
If you live in a shared ownership community, you have likely heard the term "nuisance" bandied about now and then. It is an unfortunate byproduct of living in close quarters with others that at some point, another person's conduct may impact your enjoyment of your home. Read more 

How to Find and Contract the Right Elevator Service Company

posted by Jamie Richardson, Business Development Manager & Dan Baltzegar, Vice President, Oracle Elevator, December 8, 2014
Requesting maintenance proposals from an elevator service company can be a daunting task, because so little is known about elevators in general to the riding public. What is important is that you consider the value of the service in reference to your budget. Read more

Handicap Parking Space Requirements Subject to a Variety of Laws

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 4, 2014
The requirements for handicapped parking spaces in any community can vary greatly depending on the age of the community, the type of community, the number of units, and various other factors. Read more 

What is that Word Wednesdays: CAM License

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, December 3, 2014

If someone gets paid for providing CAM (Community Association Management) services, a license is required by law IF the association has more than 10 units or has a budget of $100,000 or more. Read more


Disaster Management: Tips on Managing Disasters: Large or Small

posted by W.B. King, The South Florida Cooperator, December 2014

When it comes to ensuring the safety of each resident in a homeowner’s association before, during, and immediately after natural disasters like tropical storms and hurricanes, South Floridians know that it’s critical to have an updated emergency plan in place that reflects the uniqueness of their individual building and property. The end goal in any emergency event is a clearly defined, safe evacuation plan. Read more

Filling out lender and title agency questionnaires-should your community association take the extra step?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, December 14, 2014

With growing frequency, volunteer community association board members and association managers are being asked to fill out lengthy and often complicated paperwork on behalf of business entities who are looking to evaluate the value of a particular community. Read more

Support and Service Animals Present Thorny Legal Issues for Condominiums

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 16, 2014
Generally speaking, the association is entitled to enforce its 35 pound weight restriction with regard to all animals on the property, as well as the prohibition against animals in the guest suites, unless the animal is a service or support animal. Read more

Cancelling Bulk Cable Contract in HOAs and Condominiums Could Be Tricky

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 18, 2014
Both the Florida Homeowners’ Associations Act and the Florida Condominium Act provide that the board may contract for communications services, information services, or internet services obtained pursuant to a bulk contract. This includes cable television. Read more


Campbell appreciates your recommendations: 

If you hear about neighbors that are considering a change in their property management and think Campbell might be a good fit, please let us know. Recommendations from our clients and partners are what has enabled us to grow over the 60+ years we have been in business.

Feel free to email us at or visit us at

Share this newsletter with friends by clicking on any of the share links below!


The Condo & HOA Council Offers Answers for Board Member Questions

The Condo & HOA Council is a South Florida organization that provides a wealth of resources to help Board Members deal with everyday issues. The organization 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.

Sign up for a FREE membership today!
Share FAN
Friends | Colleagues | Board Members | CAMs | Residents | Vendors
Download the PDF
Subscribe for Free
Forward to a Friend
August Calendar

Upcoming Events

Handling Aggressive Owners
9:30am, Alliance of Delray
South County Civic Center, Delray Beach

Condo Board Cert. Course
4-7pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre, WPB

Monthly Meeting
11am, Broward Coalition
Sunrise Lakes Phase 1
8100 Sunrise Lakes Dr.

HOA Board Cert. Course
9:30-11:30am, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre, WPB

You Have Questions? We've Got Answers!
5-7pmpm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

Condo Board Cert. Course
6-8:30pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens

CAI Monthly Chapter Board Meeting
8:30-10am, CAI SE
Law Offices of Becker & Poliakoff, Fort Lauderdale

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30am, COBWRA
Indian Springs, Boynton Beach

HOA Board Cert. Course
6:30-8:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach 

Monthly Meeting
9am, COASI

Hot Topics Breakfast
7:30-9:30am, CAI SE
Jacaranda Country Club, Plantation

Assistance Animal or Pet? 
6:45-7:45pm, KBR

Kaye Bender Rembaum Office, Pompano

Annual Meeting
6pm, CAI Gold Coast
Duffy's, Boynton Beach

January Tips

Keith's Corner: Prevent Cold Weather Weeds from Growing
This month, prune non-spring flowering shrubs and trees to improve their appearance. If you are not sure how to do this or which shrubs and trees need this, hire a certified arborist. To prevent cold weather weeds from growing, set mowing heights at the highest recommended settings: St. Augustine & Bahia Turf should be set at 4" and Dwarf St. Augustine should be at 2.5." Major planting should be held off until March when warm weather returns. Plants that can be added during the cooler months include: begonias, dianthus and nicotiana. 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
CPM Keith

Complete Property Maintenance, Inc.
Corporate Office (954) 973-3333
Jupiter Office (561) 744-3333
Fax (954) 979-1424
FAN Blog Logo


Like Are You on an HOA or Condo Board? Get Tips from Our Director of the Month! on Facebook      Forward to a Friend     
Click to Download Printable PDF Version  
Copyright © 2015 Campbell Property Management, All rights reserved.