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FPL can help with your LED Street Lights

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, November 15, 2017

LED street and area lighting are practical and inexpensive ways to bring all the advantages of LED lighting to your community. Traditional street lights and parking lot lights can present many financial and operational challenges for HOAs and condos. 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. 

Countdown to 7/1/18 and the New Website Requirements for FL Condominium Associations

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, November 1, 2017
By July 1, 2018, a Florida condominium association with 150 or more units which does not manage timeshare units must have an independent website or web portal wholly owned and operated by the association or a website or web portal operated by a third-party provider. Read more 

Year End Surplus Treatment in Board’s Hands

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 5, 2017
Condominium associations levy assessments against the unit owners for their individual share of funds required to pay for “common expenses.” When all of the receipts or revenues, including assessments, rents, or profits collected by an association exceed the common expenses, this is referred to as the “common surplus.” Read more

New Legal Remedies Against Director Conflicts of Interest for Associations

posted by Michael E. Chapnick, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, November 14, 2017
In the pursuit of association fraud and embezzlement, one of the most important aspects of the major legislation that was adopted earlier this year is the law’s effort to curb conflicts of interest by association board members and officers. Read more

Bylaws Generally Provide for Notice Requirements

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, November 1, 2017
The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes, regulates notice requirements. There are different rules for board meetings and member meetings. Read more

Optimizing HVAC - Heating, Cooling and Conserving

posted by Mike Odenthal, The Cooperator South Florida, November 2017

Everyone loves the turning of the seasons, what with leaves changing and snow falling and pools opening and the like. But Mother Nature has little concern for the comfort of humans, so fluctuating temperatures bring the need for residential heating and cooling. Read more

Condominium Workers Charged with Theft in Wake of New Fraud Law

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, November 1, 2017
Fraud-300x157Changes in condominium association laws that were recently enacted with an aim to curb fraud in associations seem to have had a strong impact in increasing the general awareness of the problems facing Florida condo communities. Read more

Tackling the New Website Requirement for FL Condominium Associations

posted by Nicole R. Kurtz, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, November 8, 2017
Florida condominiums with 150 or more units, which do not manage timeshare units, must have an independent website or web portal by July 1, 2018, according to Section 718.111, Florida Statutes. Read more

Condominium Associations can Require Unit Owners’ Keys

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Lawyer Blog, November 26, 2017
Related imageSection 718.111 (5)(a) of the Florida Condominium Act states that an association has the irrevocable right of access to each unit during reasonable hours when access is necessary to maintain, repair, or replace the common elements or any portion of a unit that the association maintains, or if it is necessary to prevent damage to the common elements or another unit. Read more

Non-Resident Board Members - How Do They Affect Operations?

posted by A.J. Sidransky, The Cooperator South Florida, November 2017
For many reasons, common-interest communities such as co-ops, condominiums, and HOAs prefer that the people living in the community’s units be the actual owners of those units – rather than renters, or subtenants, or relatives of the owners. The conventional wisdom here is that owner-occupants have a more deeply vested interest in the overall health and smooth operation of their community than non-resident owners, because it’s their actual property – not some faceless landlord’s. Read more

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December Tips

Keith's Corner: Boost New Blooms 
This month, plant deadhead flowers to boost new blooms. Maintain lawn heights at highest recommended heights for your area to prevent weeds. Monitor lawns for large patches or brown spots from fungal diseases and harmful pests. December is also a great month to keep watching water levels and water plants as needed. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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