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Campbell Property Management Opens Office in Miami
posted by Ashley Dietz Gray, Campbell Property Management, July 1, 2019
Campbell Property Management announces the opening of their 7th office in South Florida on July 1, 2019.This new office will allow Campbell Property Management, South Florida’s highest rated property management company to start serving Miami Dade County and additional areas of Broward which they were unable to provide service to previously. 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.
2019 Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guide
posted by Sigfried Rivera, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, July 11, 2019
Hurricane preparedness is a significant undertaking for every community association in Florida. Being well prepared—and well informed—can be the determinant of whether association boards and their managers will sink or swim in the aftermath of a storm. Read more
Hurricane Season is here – If you suffer a casualty, you need to know about this new law
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, July 18, 2019
A good reason why society provides for prevailing party attorney fees and costs is to make a potential plaintiff think twice before filing a lawsuit. Imagine being able to sue your adversary in court without worry that if you lose you will NOT have to pay prevailing party attorney fees and costs to the other side. Read more
What’s Up with All This Traffic? The Impact of Neighboring Development on Community Association Roads.
posted by Anna Cherubin, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 25, 2019
Whether you know it or not, the roads traveling through your subdivision are likely easements created for the purpose of providing ingress/egress access to public streets. And whether you know it or not, those easements may also benefit neighboring properties, giving them access through your subdivision to a point of entry on a public road. Read more
Are There Skeletons In Your Association's Closet?
posted by Donna Dimaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, July 21, 2019
Last week I was preparing an amendment to a set of recorded governing documents for a local community that were over 50 years old. There had been several amendments over those decades and I was asked to provide a few more updates by the recently elected new board. Read more
“Can Both Spouses Continue to Serve on the Board?”
posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 23, 2019
The 2019 election does not have any impact on any of the directors elected to a 2-year term at the 2018 Annual Meeting. The married couple serving on the Board (I am assuming they are both named as unit owners on the deed) will continue to serve out the remaining year of their 2-year term. Read more
Solar Panels & HOAs – Can They Be Restricted?
posted by Elizabeth Lanham-Patrie, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 25, 2019
While solar panels are often considered unsightly, they are a renewable energy device. For an individual home, they must be permitted by a homeowners association. However, they can be regulated. The relevant statute regarding solar panels is Section 163.04, Florida Statutes, which provides that no ordinances or laws can prohibit “the installation of solar collectors, clotheslines, or other energy devices based on renewable resources.” Read more
“Apathy is Everywhere,” Florida Community Association Journal
posted by Marielle E. Westerman, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 28, 2019
Apathetic members of associations are a troubling reality. The apathy manifests itself by the lack of participation in running for the board of directors, in voting, and in adhering to the restrictions of the governing documents. The problem with the apathy is that it can interfere in the proper administration of an association and prevent progress. Read more
Adoption of Rules Does Not Necessarily Require Membership Vote
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 21, 2019
The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, Chapter 720, Florida Statutes, does not require members to vote on the adoption of rules. The governing documents for your community could require a membership vote to approve new rules. Read more
Home Swimming Pool Safety Tips
posted by Rob Lora, Alarms.org, July 10, 2019
Set ground rules and enforce them. Secure your pool with a fence. Always be present. Keep kids close. Click on the following link to read the full diagram. Read more