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Rembaum’s Association Roundup: New Condominium Director and Officer Conflict Of Interest Laws Create Quite A Conflict Themselves

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, December 19, 2017

During this past session of the Florida legislature, new laws in regard to condominium association director and officer conflict of interest became effective July 1, 2017. 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. 

In Defense of HOAs

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, December 4, 2017
HOAs certainly have their share of detractors.  Many HOAs operate a community of detached, single family homes which begs the question:  it's my house; it's my yard; other than the local building code, why should my HOA be able to restrict what I can do with them? Read more 

Signs by Homeowners in HOA Communities Cause a Stir That Can Be Avoided

posted by Michael E. Chapnick, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, December 7, 2017
A fairly common problem area for homeowners association communities is the use of lawn signs by residents, especially during election season. When HOAs attempt to crack down on the use of signs in accordance with their governing documents, they sometimes become the subject of unfavorable media attention.  Read more

Multifamily Holiday Celebrations - Decking the Halls...and Lobbies

posted by Oba Gathing, The Cooperator South Florida, December 2017
It’s that time of the year again – the Halloween candy is long gone; the leftovers from that Thanksgiving meal are a distant memory; and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are all approaching, complete with sparkly lights and ornaments, as well as a parade of parties and other festivities. Read more

Vote Usually Not Required for Board-Made Rule

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 1, 2017
The board of directors generally has the authority to enact reasonable rules and regulations regarding the common elements and recreational facilities, unless the condominium documents provide otherwise. Read more

Handling and Storing Hazardous Materials - Putting Safety First

posted by Liz Lent, The Cooperator South Florida, December 2017

It takes a lot of different tools and materials to keep multifamily buildings looking, smelling and functioning at their best. That means that maintenance crews, contractors, snow removal teams and other staff members must rely upon sometimes harsh and hazardous chemicals, as well as potentially dangerous tools, to get their jobs done. Read more

Rembaum’s Association Roundup: When A Declared Condominium Appurtenance To Unit Ownership Is Not So Connected After All – A Study In The Misapplication Of Section 718.110(4), Florida Statutes

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, December 28, 2017
Ownership of a condominium unit, includes “appurtenances,” meaning rights which are attached to the unit and pass with the unit upon its sale. A plain English definition of the term means “connected to." Read more

Water Leak Confounds Condo Owner

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, December 3, 2017
The starting point is whether the incident that caused the damage was an “insurable event.” This imprecise term is used in the Florida Condominium Act, but is not defined. It is generally interpreted to mean something similar to “insured peril,” “covered cause of loss,” or “casualty.” Read more

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January Tips

Keith's Corner: Encourage New Blooms
This month, adjust the amount of irrigation based on rainfall. Make sure you deadhead flowers in order to encourage new blooms and monitor them for insects and disease. Also, make sure to keep an eye on the weather to prevent any damage that can occur from the cold. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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