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Community Association Seeking Long-Term Relationship with Stable, Reliable South Florida Property Management Company
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, November 7, 2013
The average relationship between a community association and their property management company is six to seven years. If a community association were to write a personal ad to find their next management company, instead of an RFP, this is what it might look like. Read more
Industry News and Articles
Keep in mind some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations.
7 Points to Consider When an HOA Owner Desires to Inspect the Association's Records
posted by Lindsay Raphael, Esq., November 21, 2013
Most people who live in homeowners associations at one point or another want to view their association’s official records. Some records are permitted to be inspected by owners while others may not. Read more
No Pets...Maybe? Pets as reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act
posted by Jacqueline C. Marzan, Esq., Jay Steven Levine Law Group, November 21, 2013
It is not uncommon for a community to prohibit pets or limit them by type, size and number. If a community does not allow pets at all, it would seem that the community should be free of resident pets. Read more
Membership Directories and What Must be Excluded
posted by Harry W. Carls, Esq.,Taylor & Carls, P.A., November 6, 2013
Member directories have long been a staple for many condominium and homeowner associations. Directories are used by members to organize activities, identify neighbors, and in general increase communications and the sense of community within a neighborhood. Read more
Hiring a Professional South Florida Property Management Company - are the fees really worth it?
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, November 15, 2013
Many associations believe that by managing their properties in-house, they are saving money because they are not paying any fees to a management company. This may be true; it all depends on who you hire. Hiring the RIGHT professional South Florida property management company may save money that far exceeds the management fees you pay. Read more
Do you know what Air Bed & Breakfast is and how it might impact your community?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., November 10, 2013
There is a relatively new concept in housing, however, that doesn't require swapping an entire residence and it is gaining traction quickly as a way for people to earn a little extra money by renting out a room or rooms in their home, condominium or cooperative unit. Read more
posted by William B. Campbell III, VP of Sales and Marketing, Campbell Property Management, November 25, 2013
Solar Panels and Florida Law: Why the board cannot say "no" to resident solar panels
Solar panels are a big expense. However, to many residents they are worth every single penny. Solar panels can not only decrease electricity costs each month, but they also add to a home’s overall value. Florida law allows homeowners to install solar panels and/or collectors on their homes or rooftops, even if the covenants or homeowners’ association’s rules say otherwise. Read more
Do I Really Have to Turn Over a Copy of the Key to my Castle?
posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, November 12, 2013
For anyone who lives in a condominium you know that there are certain trade offs that are made as compared to living in a single family home. Read more
posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, November 1, 2013
Are Residents Carrying Around Pitchforks in Your Community? How to prevent a condo or HOA special assessment uproar
Many condo and homeowners associations do a great job of keeping up with replacement costs within the community. They also do a great job of planning ahead to fix or upgrade capital items before they become a major problem. However, not all expenses can be foreseen and sometimes the real world does not cooperate with our projections. Read more
Your Association is Contemplating Litigation: Are You Ready for Battle? Part II - Retention of Evidence
posted by Robyn M. Severs, Esp., Taylor & Carls, P.A., November 19, 2013
What is the Association, its board members, agents, managers, vendors, and contractors required to do with all the letters, emails, property, photographs, and the like that are in each person’s possession relating to the issue that may be litigated?
Election season is beginning for most community associations in South Florida. Change often follows elections in communities. If you hear about neighbors that are considering a change in their property management and think Campbell might be a good fit, please let us know. Recommendations from our clients and partners are what has enabled us to grow over the 60+ years we have been in business.
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