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December 2020 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

5 Keys to Effective Committees in HOAs and Condo Associations

by Campbell Property Management, November 10, 2020

At Campbell, we gathered some of our best Property Managers to brainstorm and compile ideas on how to best conduct effective committees. Gathered from decades of Property management experience, they determined that these are 5 essential keys to effective committees. 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.

Article by Jeffrey Berlowitz in Today’s Miami Herald: “Community Associations Must Cope with a Coming Wave of Unit-Owner Bankruptcies”

by Siegfried Rivera, November 30, 2020

“Community Associations Must Cope with a Coming Wave of Unit-Owner Bankruptcies,” focuses on how associations must be prepared to contend with an expected spike in bankruptcy filings by those who lost their jobs and businesses due to the pandemic. Read more

Board Members Can’t Vote By Proxy

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 9, 2020

You have to distinguish between board meetings and membership meetings. Section 720.303(2)(c)3. of the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act specifically states that directors may not vote by proxy or by secret ballot at board meetings, except that secret ballots may be used in the election of officers. Read more

Now is Time to Reverse Negative Stereotype of Community Associations for Rigid Enforcement, Collections

by Roberto C. Blanch, Siegfried Rivera, November 30, 2020

The GEICO Insurance TV commercials featuring an over-the-top HOA rules enforcer named Cynthia who takes a chainsaw to a noncompliant mailbox are hilariously satirical because they ring a bit too true.  Community associations have a negative image in the minds of many for perceived over-reach in their enforcement measures.  Read more

Board Makes Parking Rules

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 2, 2020

The vast majority of governing documents grant the board the authority to make and amend and promulgate rules regarding the common elements. Board made rules cannot conflict with the declaration of condominium, nor rights which are inferable from the declaration. Read more

“Can One Section Ban Rentals?,” Naples Daily News

by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 16, 2020

Your community is apparently set up as a “multi-condominium,” since each section (which is presumably a legally distinct condominium) is governed by its own declaration of condominium under the governance of one association. Read more

“Material Alteration Voting Explained,” News-Press


by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 23, 2020

The voting required for material alterations or substantial additions to the common elements of a condominium depends on several things. The Florida Condominium Act provides that if the declaration of condominium does not specify the procedure for material alterations, 75% of the total voting interests of the association must approve.  Read more

Article by Nicole Kurtz in Today’s Daily Business Review: “Recent Arrests for Community Association Theft Illustrate Laws Working, Associations Must Do Their Part”

by Siegfried Rivera, November 16, 2020

The article, which is titled “Recent Arrests for Community Association Theft Illustrate Laws Working, Associations Must Do Their Part,” focuses on several recent incidents of embezzlement at Florida community associations, and it discusses the impact of the 2017 changes to the Florida laws to add teeth to condominium fraud and enforcement measures.  Read more

Hiding in Plain Sight: What Are “Discriminatory Covenants” and Does Your Association’s Governing Documents Contain Them?

by Shayla Mounth, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 29, 2020

Senate Bill No. 374 defines and prohibits “discriminatory restrictions” from any title transaction recorded in the State of Florida and creates section 712.065, Florida Statutes, in the Marketable Record Title Act (Chapter 712, Florida Statutes). Read more​

Don’t let your guard down! Hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30

By PJ Biondolillo, Unofficial Hurricane Tracker and Big Wave Seeking Surfer, Campbell Property Management, November 3, 2020

As a property owner in South Florida, it is imperative to remain vigilant and prepared throughout the entirety of hurricane season. Hurricane season officially ends on the last day of November each year. Although unlikely, it is still possible for storms to form outside of hurricane season. Read More


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December Tips

Shane's Spot: Prevent Termite Invasion!

The Asian subterranean termite can do some serious damage to your trees and the structures surrounding them! These termites create their colonies in or around trees, quickly growing and destroying the tree. At full maturity, theses colonies include millions of termites, which can then spread to surrounding structures and cause further damage. To prevent this, take measures such as conducting tree inspections, termite detection and colony elimination to prevent loss of tree canopies and structural damage.  

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