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Rembaum Association Roundup: Selective Enforcement: Common Sense Prevails

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, March 21, 2017

HOA-RulesAs often happens when a community association enforces its covenants and rules and regulations against an owner, the owner responds to the association saying, “The house down the street is in violation with the rules and regulations, too! Why aren’t you sending them a demand letter?” When this happens, the owner is invoking the defense known as “selective enforcement”. 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. 

Breaking up is hard to do: PART I- How to Navigate Management Company Transitions

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 1, 2017
In the next few posts in this Breaking Up blog series, I will discuss the various transitions a board can face including transitions from the developer, from former counsel and from a long-standing predecessor board. Read more 

Part II of the Breaking Series: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lawyer

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 7, 2017
Image result for leave your lawyerIn Part II of my Breaking Up series, I will discuss how to leave your lawyer....if you must! The title of this blog post is a bit of a misnomer as I won't indulge every fantasy you may have about canning your counselor. Read more

Part III of the Breaking Up Series: Leaving the Past Behind You

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 23, 2017
In this final installment of my Breaking Up series, I want to talk about what a new board needs to do to get out from under the legacy left behind from an old board, particularly when that legacy is not a positive one. Read more

Condominium Association Parking Restrictions and Enforcement

posted by Michael E. Chapnick, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, March 14, 2017
One of the most common problem areas for condominium associations and their property management is parking. Spaces are at a premium in most communities, and issues arise when unit owners and tenants fail to park in their designated spots. Associations and their property managers must be well prepared in order to effectively contend with parking violations. Read more


President Can’t Buck the Association Board in Florida HOAs

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 16, 2017

Governing documents for community associations almost universally provide that decisions of the association are to be made by the board unless a vote of the members is required by the governing documents or applicable law. Read more

Email Intelligence - does your Board possess it?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 7, 2017Image result for email intelligence

Board members, managers and association residents are no different from everyone else you know inasmuch as they are all heavily reliant upon electronic means to communicate. Phone conversations and, even more rarely, in-person conversations do still occur but not nearly as frequently as emails and text messages. Read more

Florida Condo Associations Cannot Waive Year-End Audits for More than Three Consecutive Years

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 1, 2017
If an association ignores this requirement, and obtains owner approval to waive the audit for more than three consecutive years, it is my opinion that the invalid waiver is a nullity and the association must have an audit regardless of the vote. The failure to do so would be a violation of the statute. Read more

Condominium Associations Should List Their Attorney as the Registered Agent

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 22, 2017
Talking on the phoneCommunity associations are corporations and required by law to designate a registered agent. The registered agent is the corporate representative who is served with formal legal papers and process, such as the summons and complaint when a lawsuit is filed. Read more


FL Associations Beware: Governor Signs Law Today which Shortens Screening Time for Members of the Military!

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 7, 2017
SB 184 was signed by Governor Rick Scott of FL today. The new law which amends Section 83.683, F.S. will take effect on July 1st and will apply to condominiums, cooperatives, HOAs and landlords. Read more

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April Tips

Keith's Corner: Prune Your Shrubs!
This month, it's a good time to prune any shrubs, vines and flowering trees while they are dormant. If you are looking to add new shrubs to your landscape, this month is the best time to pick them out and add them. It's also the perfect season to plant annuals that are heat tolerant. Make sure to continue to monitor your lawn for any bug infestations, fertilization deficiencies and water sufficiency. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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