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November 2020 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

Snowbirds, Be Prepared for a Different Experience

By Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, October 20, 2020

It is that time of year when snowbirds start migrating back to Florida. The recent uptick in cases in Florida’s tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties) have some snowbirds questioning when and if they will return to Florida this year. 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.

Tapping Reserves in a Time of Financial Crisis: An Option to (Carefully!) Consider

by Robert Nordlund, PE, RS, The Cooperator South Florida, October 2020

It’s a question we’re asked all the time: “Can we use reserves to cover an operating fund shortfall?” Under normal circumstances, our standard response would be an emphatic “No!”—because reserves are for major repair and replacement projects. But now, in a time of (inter)national crisis, reserves may play a valuable additional role at your association. Read more 

Association Publication of Deadbeat List & Third-Party Purchaser Assessment Liability

by Jeffrey Rembaum’s, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, October 19, 2020

Association Publication of Deadbeat List & Third-Party Purchaser Assessment  Liability - FCAPOn June 12, 2020, the Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal (“5th DCA”) entered its opinion in Latheresa Williams, On Behalf Of Herself And All Others Similarly Situated v. Salt Springs Resort Association, Inc., and Bosshardt Property Management, LLC., Case No. 5D18-3913 (Fla. 5th DCA 2020), The holding of this case echoes advice I have all too often provided to board members and managers to NOT publish what is commonly referred to as a “deadbeat list. Read more

“New Laws,” FLCAJ Magazine

by Steven H. Mezer, Becker, October 5, 2020

New F.S. 718.129, 719.131, and 720.318 provide that an association may not prohibit parking a law enforcement vehicle where the officer has a right to park. F.S. 760.27 provides that a person seeking an emotional support animal must provide certain supporting information to qualify if the relate need for an ESA is not readily apparent. Read more

Don’t Get Hooked: How to Spot a Phishing Email Scam


by Lisa Elkan, Alliance Association Bank, October 5, 2020

Many of you may have noticed an increase in telephone and email scams requesting donations, personal, information and/or urgent requests like wire transfers. Business email compromise (BEC) and phishing email scams are on the rise – and you do not want to get “hooked”. Read more

Condominium Insurance Explained

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 26, 2020

The first question is whether the incident would be legally classified as a “casualty,” referred to in the condominium statute as an “insurable event.” A casualty is an unexpected and sudden event. Slow and progressive leaks are generally not considered casualties. Casualties are typically covered by insurance, maintenance is typically not. Read more

Why Every Association Should Choose A Bank Specializing in Association Management Services


by Alliance Association Bank, October 5, 2020

Alliance Association BankAs someone who has worked extensively with the association management industry, I’m often asked why is it important to choose a bank with specific expertise in this sector? There are many benefits, and I recommend associations pay particular attention to the following areas. Read more

10 Steps to a Successful Painting Project

by Campbell Property Management, October 13, 2020

Managing large-scale painting projects, such as condominiums or clubhouses, can be demanding for any community and painter. With that being said, the community or project manager will want to take the proper steps to ensure proper results and a successful project. Make sure to follow these 10 steps when tackling your large-scale painting project. Read more

Limits on Amending Rental Rights

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, October 12, 2020

Chapter 718 of the Florida Condominium Act (“Act”) does not limit the number of units that can be rented in a condominium association. Therefore, any limitation on rentals would be in the condominium documents. Read more

The Importance of Choosing a Bank Suited to Meet the Needs of a Community Association

By CenterState Bank, October 30, 2020

Campbell Property Management and CenterState Bank have been business partners for almost 15 years.  Beginning with a relationship with Boca-based First Southern Bank and its acquisition by CenterState Bank in 2014, the relationship between Campbell and South State Bank has grown and strengthened over the ensuing years. Read More


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November Tips

Shane's Spot: Conserve your water usage!

We are finally at the time of the year where we get a slight break from the typical Florida heat. November brings with it daily average drops in temperature and humidity levels. Since temperatures on average will be lower, plants do not need as much water, so make sure to turn off your irrigation systems and water only when necessary. These cooler temperatures mean you can also plant perennials, shrubs, and trees! 

Shane HumblePresident

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