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What is that Word Wednesdays – Fobs - The Four C's that Explain Why they Matter

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, September 10, 2014

A fob, or key fob is a small electronic key that can be used to control entry into buildings, e.g. the entrance to a hi-rise or the clubhouse in a homeowner’s association (HOA). Why are communities implementing these instead of issuing traditional or even Medeco keys? 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

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Does Your Board Undertake "Due Diligence?"

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, September 22, 2014 
Directors are often told they should "do their due diligence" before making certain decisions on behalf of their associations. How many people actually understand what steps are needed to fulfill that directive? Read more

Meet the Director –  Bruce Weinstein

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, September 29, 2014
Bruce Weinstein is the President of the POA Board at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club, a lavish, gated golf course community in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Originally from Connecticut, Bruce attended Yale University and was a member of their football team, the Yale Bulldogs. Read more 

New Law On Condo Board E-mails Leaves Important Questions Unanswered

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 17, 2014

The Florida Condominium Act was amended July 1, 2014, to add the following language to the statute:  “Members of the board of administration may use e-mail as a means of communication but may not cast a vote on an association matter via e-mail.” Read more


Appellate Court Decision Alters 23 Years Of Collection Practices For Condominium Associations

posted by Robert L. Kaye, Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, September 22, 2014

In a somewhat surprise decision, the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled that, in certain circumstances, associations may not rely upon the provisions of Florida Statutes that relate to the collection of delinquent assessments when an owner makes a payment with a restrictive endorsement. Read more

Pooling Condominium Reserves Offers Greater Flexibility

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 24, 2014

“Cash flow” funding of condominium reserves, sometimes also referred to as the “pooling” method of reserve funding, has been around for about ten years. The concept was introduced through an amendment to the state’s administrative rules regulating condominium finances. Read more

Word of the Week - Declaration

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, September 24, 2014
The Declaration for an HOA or Condo is part of the Governing Documents of the Association. The Declaration establishes the community association, the concept of members and the relationships between association, the members and the land. Read more

Top 10 Energy Tips: Good Advice Makes Saving Simpler

posted by Keith Loria, The South Florida Cooperator, September 2014
There’s probably not a condo, HOA or co-op board that doesn’t worry about money at some point or another, which is why staying on top of the latest money-saving opportunities is vital for any building or community to be successful. One of the biggest ways to save money is to cut energy costs, and there are a number of things that can be done. Read more


Key Security For Condominiums Should Not be Compromised by Using a Lockbox

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, September 25, 2014

It is not uncommon for condominium associations to have individual unit owner keys that allow the association to access a unit for required maintenance or in an emergency situation. Section 718.111(5) of the Florida Condominium Act provides that the association has the irrevocable right of access to all of the units for specific purposes, including the maintenance of the common elements and the prevention of damage to the units or the common elements. Read more

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August Calendar

Upcoming Events

2015 Legal Update
4-6pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

Navigating The Fair Housing Act
4:30-6:30pm, CAI Gold Coast
Quail Ridge Country Club, Boynton Beach

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

HOA Board Cert. Course
4-6pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre, WPB

Mega Tech Rally
9am, Alliance of Delray
Civic Center, Delray Beach

CAI Annual Day of Education
2-7:30pm, CAI SE
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale 

Monthly Meeting
11am, Broward Coalition
Sunrise Lakes Phase 1
8100 Sunrise Lakes Dr.

HOA Board Cert. Course
6:00-8:30pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens 

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

Is a "No Pet" Building a Thing of the Past
4-6pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30am, COBWRA
Palm Isles, Boynton Beach

Monthly Meeting

HOA Board Cert. Course
6:30-8:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach

New Jupiter Office Meet & Greet
All day, Campbell

New West Broward Office Meet & Greet
All day, Campbell

Building & Protecting a Brand for your Community
1-3pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale  

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

Budgeting & Foreclosure Seminar
9-11am, Campbell & KBR

Pompano Beach

October Tips

Keith's Corner: Plant your trees and shrubs!
With the fall season comes cooler temperatures and a lot of rain. September and October are the perfect months to begin fertilizing seeds. If need be, it is also the ideal time to renovate your entire lawn! Clean up any fall fruits, branches or diseased leaves. Try to avoid new leaves from accumulating on the lawn, especially lawns that have been recently seeded. Last, but not least, plant trees and shrubs! The best time of year to plant trees and shrubs is during the fall, so take advantage of it! 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
CPM Keith

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