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Meet the Director – Mike DeCenzo

posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, August 17, 2018

Mike DeCenzo is the President of The Corniche, a beachfront condominium association of 110 units on Singer Island, Florida. Originally from Massachusetts, where he attended college as well as medical school, Mike began his career as a Urologist in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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. 

Some States are protecting First Amendment Rights in Private Residential Communities. Will the Sunshine State follow suit?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, August 8, 2018

In 2012, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled 5-1 that a condominium owner could place election signs on his front door and side window of his town home over the objections of his association. Read more 

Narrowing The Cone of Uncertainty – Is Your Community Association Prepared for an Emergency?

posted by Steve R. Braten, Shareholder and Lauren B. Feffer, Shareholder, Rosenbaum PLLC, August 16, 2018
As Florida enters hurricane season, we wish to remind community associations and their members of the importance of having a plan in place to operate the association, make emergency repairs and ensure the safety of the unit owners, guests and tenants immediately following the storm. Read more 

HOA's Tree Trimming Leads to Code Enforcement Nightmare 

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, August 7, 2018

A recent report by Channel 7 News (Fox) in South Florida about a Hallandale Beach HOA’s troubles with the city over its allegedly exorbitant tree trimming serves as a cautionary tale for all Florida community associations. Read more

Must Condo Minutes Be Kept Forever?

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 20, 2018

Yes, the Florida Condominium Act has been changed as of July 1, 2018 to mandate this requirement. The previous law only required the minutes to be maintained for 7 years. Read more

FL Division of Condos Proposes Greater Financial Penalties on Associations

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, August 5, 2018

Florida condominiums, cooperatives and, to a lesser degree, homeowners' associations are subject to the imposition of fines and penalties by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshare and Mobile Homes ("Division") for a variety of mistakes and missteps. Read more

Board President Should Vote 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 5, 2018

The board president is almost always a director and most bylaws also require the president to be a director. Typically, the president serves as the chairperson of the board of directors’ meetings. Read more


Bungle In The Jungle – The Presence of Wild Animals In Your Community Association

posted by posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, August 8, 2018
With the ever-increasing urban development in Florida, especially in South Florida, we are sometimes reminded that we live in close proximity to a number of native and exotic invasive wild animals. Read more

New Term Limit Law Not Retroactive

posted by Becker, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 19, 2018

Florida courts have consistently held that condominium legislation is not to be retroactively applied, unless the legislatures evinces an intent that it be applied retroactively. There are certain exceptions to this rule for “procedural” and “remedial” changes to the statute. Read more

Board Cannot Vote by Email 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 26, 2018

The attorney represents the association as a corporate entity and does not personally represent any individuals or entities related to the corporation including the board members, the manager, or the individual owners. ​Read more
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September Tips

Shane's Spot: ​Start planting your Fall veggies!
It is September and we are well into the rainy season here in South Florida. Make sure that your irrigation systems are providing adequate coverage and that the sensors are functioning to avoid water waste and water buildup. Make sure to check to see if there has been any water buildup so that you can avoid mosquito farms. Prepare your fall vegetable garden by planting crops like broccoli, cabbage and lettuce. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Shane HumblePresident

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