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2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards: Entries Now Being Accepted

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, October 15, 2015

Are you proud of your community? If so, this is the time to submit your community’s success story and win an award at the 2016 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards Gala on May 13, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards recognize the achievements of volunteer board members and professional managers in community associations.  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. 

FLCAJ Readers' Choice Awards

voting goes until December 1, 2015
FLCAJ Readers' Choice Awards
The Florida Community Association Journal is giving you a chance to recognize service providers that demonstrate an exemplary level of service. We recommend voting for
Campbell Property Management and 
Complete Property Maintenance

Does Each Unit Get One Vote in a Florida HOA? 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 12, 2015 
The term “voting interest” is defined rather broadly in the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act (Chapter 720, Florida Statutes) to mean the voting rights distributed to the members of the homeowners’ association, pursuant to the declaration of covenants. Read more

Noise Rules: Keep it Down—But Keep it Fair

posted by Rebecca Fons, The South Florida Cooperator, October 2015
When you live in a multifamily building, however, peace and quiet can be hard to come by. From the guy upstairs who gargles loudly at precisely 6:47 a.m. every morning to the neighbor with the yapping Chihuahua—at some point the soundtrack of your neighbors’ lives will inevitably intrude upon your own. Read more 

Community Flood Control Maintenance

posted by Rosemary Rayman, Lake Worth Drainage District, October 5, 2015

Community flood control maintenance in South Florida is a shared responsibility and is achieved through an interconnected, three-tiered drainage system. Neighborhood drainage systems, or tertiary systems, are operated by property owners or residential associations. Secondary flood control canals are operated by the Lake Worth Drainage District or other municipalities and primary flood control is provided by the South Florida Water Management District. Read more


Does the Condominium Board Have Right To Change Locks?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 21, 2015

The Florida Condominium Act does not require an association to install security locks or to change the locks to units annually. The Act does give the association the right to access each unit. Read more

Who Do You Call? Fraud, Mismanagement and Rule-Breaking

posted by W.B. King, The South Florida Cooperator, October 2015

In most instances, the board or management team of a condo or HOA is equipped to handle the wide variety of issues that arise day-to-day, from a leaky roof to dealing with municipal bureaucracy. There are other, bigger issues—things like embezzlement and fraud, for example—that require experienced outside professionals to resolve. Read more

Condominiums That Fail To Properly Fund Reserves Will Usually Resort to Costly Special Assessments

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 7, 2015
The Florida Condominium Act does not impose any limits on a board’s authority impose special assessments. The statute simply provides that the association must give fourteen days mailed and posted notice of any board meeting where special assessments are to be considered. Read more

Foundational Documents for Co-ops, Condos and HOAs: Avoiding Document Disasters

posted by W.B. King, The South Florida Cooperator, October 2015
The building blocks of all homeowner’s associations are the community's respective bylaws, administrative documents and house rules. Equally important are legal documents that define critical information and other action items, such as terms of occupancy and procedures for the purchase and sale of units. If these legal documents are not expertly handled, or are outdated and vague, big problems can ensue. Read more


Association Regulations Can Lose Their Teeth If Not Enforced

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 16, 2015

Enforcement of the governing documents is one of the most challenging areas for many homeowners’ associations. While most board members do not want to be perceived as the “bad guy” or the “HOA Police”, the fact is that if the association does not consistently enforce the restrictions contained in its governing documents, such restrictions become unenforceable. There is ample case law in Florida on point. Read more

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Florida Communities of Excellence 

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August Calendar

Upcoming Events

Condo Board Education Course
6:30-8:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach

HOA Board Education Course
6-8:30pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens

West Broward Office Meet & Greet
8-11am, Campbell

Covering Your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability
10am-12pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

Monthly Meeting
11am, Broward Coalition
Sunrise Lakes Phase 4

Condo Construction Projects Gone WILD!
1-3pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

Pompano Office Meet & Greet
5-7pm, Campbell

Monthly CAI Board Meeting
8:30-10am, CAI SE Florida
Becker & Poliakoff, Fort Lauderdale

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30am, COBWRA
Valencia Reserve, Boynton Beach

HOA/Condo.Coop Board Cert. Course
9:30am-12:30pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre, WPB

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

Fair Housing Act: Assistance Animal or Pet
6:30-7:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach

Hot Topics Breakfast
7:30-9:30am, CAI SE Florida

Fair Housing Act: Assistance Animal or Pet
6-7pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens
Jacaranda Country Club

November Tips

Keith's Corner: Watch Your Grass!
This month, monitor your grass for any brown patches that may come from fungal diseases. This may come from excessive irrigation and rainfall during the months when the temperature reaches below 80 degrees. It is important to adjust the irrigation system based on rainfall.  Plants need less watering in cooler weather. If your system does not have soil moisture sensors, you should consider turning off the system and only watering when necessary. November is also a great month to monitor your plants for any insects that may be harmful and to take the appropriate action to eradicate them. 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
CPM Keith

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