FAN's Featured Blog Post
Trampoline Safety in Your South Florida HOA
posted by William B. Campbell III, VP of Sales & Marketing, Campbell Property Management, February 29, 2016
Inclement weather and high winds in South Florida often send backyard trampolines flying away, causing severe damage to neighboring homes or other structures. Homeowners Associations have the right to prohibit and limit any, and all small structures. 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.
Can a Florida HOA Ban Political Yard Signs?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 8, 2016
It is common for association governing documents to contain provisions regulating signs. As a general rule, homeowners associations have the right to restrict signage. Read more
Upcoming Complimentary HOA and Condo Board Certification Courses
posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 3, 2016
Do you have questions about community association law? Or, are you a new board member looking to attend an HOA and Condo Board Certification Course? Read more
Grilling on the Balcony: What is Permissible in Florida Condominiums?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 10, 2016
Your association is simply following the law. The State of Florida mandates that local governments adopt all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and requirements. Thus, counties and municipalities are required to enforce the current Florida Fire Prevention Code (FFPC). Read more
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, February 23, 2016
Rembaum’s Association Roundup: Another Fine Legislative Mess with House Bill 1357
House Bill 1357 (“HB 1357”) is no exception. It is another overreaching piece of legislation that will only serve to make assessment debts harder to collect and will cause association assessments to increase in order to comply with its overreaching and micro-managing requirements. Read more
Part II of Guns in Community Associations - Can your Board of Directors Restrict or Prohibit Firearms In and On the Common Areas?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, February 15, 2016
In Part I of my blog post on guns in community associations, we discussed the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) categorized gun ownership inside a home as a fundamental right which likely means that a mandatory community association, despite being a private actor, would not have the authority (either by rule or amendment to the documents) to prohibit guns inside the units or homes. Read more
A Day in the Life in South Florida HOA and Condominium Communities
posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 16, 2016
So much goes on everyday in South Florida HOA and condominium communities! And, every community has its own unique style and residents. The Florida Communities of Excellence knows this and recently asked communities to submit what it is like living in their community. Read more
Posted by Michael E. Chapnick, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, February 9, 2016
Is Your Condo Following the Proper Reserve Protocol?
The start of a new year represents a slew of new beginnings for most community associations. From holding annual elections to the preparation of annual budgets, the first quarter of the year marks a pivotal time for many associations. With that comes a great deal of confusion, particularly with regard to the proper way to fund reserves. Read more
There's a Sucker Born Every Minute - Just Make Sure Your Association Isn't One of Them
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, February 22, 2016
P.T. Barnum is widely quoted as having said that "there's a sucker born every minute" and that was well before the Great American Recession which resulted in countless community associations assigning their bad debt over to creative collection companies or law firms touting themselves as super aggressive in the collection arena. Read more
Are you getting ready to move into an HOA or Condo? Use our moving checklist to make the process smooth.
posted by by Chris Crompton, Marketing Manager, Transit Systems Inc., February 9, 2016
If you’ve ever moved into an HOA or condo, or if you are getting ready to move into a new home, then you know that it can be a very stressful task. Read more
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Florida Communities of Excellence
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