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Your Association’s Contractor Walked Off The Job – Now What??

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, August 6, 2019

As happens far too often, contractors bid on an improvement project, start the work, only to later walk off the job. The contractor might do this for one of many reasons: the job was not bid correctly, prices go up, the laborers demand more money, and anything else that leads the contractor to believe they will make less in profits than expected. 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. 

Community Association Board Transitions Can Present Added Challenges During Difficult Times

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, August 26, 2019

Changes and shakeups on community association boards of directors are common in Florida, and since the legislature has imposed term limits for association directors, communities are likely to see an even greater level of transitions to new board members in the years to come. Read more 

Staying Out of the “Dog House” – How to Handle Reasonable Accommodation Requests Under the Fair Housing Act

By Paula S. Marra, Senior Associate, Rosenbaum PLLC, August 13, 2019

Owners living in pet restricted communities are becoming increasingly frustrated when they see other owners walking a dog or taking their dog to the pool.  While it may feel like these owners are “breaking” the rules it is important to remind our frustrated owners that community associations are considered housing providers under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Florida Fair Housing Act. Read more

“Former Felon Board Member Eligibility,” FCAP Managers Report

posted by Marielle E. Westerman, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 2, 2019

Fla. Stat. §§ 718.112, 719.106 and 720.306 each contain a limitation on an individual’s ability to serve on a community association board of directors if the person is a convicted felon. Specifically, a convicted felon is not eligible to serve on a community association board “unless such felon’s civil rights have been restored for at least 5 years as of the date on which such person seeks election to the board.” Read more

Condo Association Strategies, Services to Address Short-Term Rentals

posted by Robert C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, August 9, 2019

Condominium associations and HOAs throughout South Florida as well as across the country are seeking effective responses to the problem of short-term rentals that are in violation of their rules and restrictions. Read more

“Flags Governed By Statute,” News-Press

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 12, 2019

Section 720.304(2)(a) of the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, provides that “[a]ny homeowner may display one portable, removable United States flag or official flag of the State of Florida in a respectful manner, and one portable, removable official flag, in a respectful manner, not larger than 41/2 feet by 6 feet... Read more

“Meetings Can Be Adjourned,” News-Press

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 26, 2019

Chapter 720, the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, states that a proxy is only effective for the specific meeting for which it was originally given. However, the meeting may be lawfully adjourned and reconvened from time to time up to ninety (90) days from the original date of the meeting. Read more

“Being Recalled Does Not Prohibit Future Service On Board,” News-Press

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 19, 2019

Section 718.112(2)(j) of the Florida Condominium Act states that the unit owners are entitled to recall any or all members of the board of directors, with or without cause. The Florida Condominium Act and supporting administrative rules adopted by the Division of Condominium, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes lay out the process for recalling directors. Read more

“Transfer Approval Fees Restricted By Law,” News-Press

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 4, 2019

A condominium association can order a background check for each of the proposed unit occupants, if the declaration of condominium authorizes pre-sale investigation of potential new owners. Read more​

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August Calendar

Upcoming Events

Reserves and Reserve Studies
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
Holiday Springs Clubhouse

Condo Board Member Certification Course
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach Office   

Condo Board Member Certification Course
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office   

Budgeting and Reserves
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

COBWRA Meeting
9:30 am, COBWRA
Banyan Springs

Pets, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals, The Dos and Dont's
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
South County Civic Center

HOA Board Member Certification Course
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office   

Emotional Support Animals & Insurance Seminar
10:00 am - 2:30 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

Broward Hot-Topics Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:30 am, CAI
Jacaranda Country Cub

Collections & Foreclosure Strategies for Community Associations
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

HOA Board Member Certification Course
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach Office   

Advanced Board Member Training
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Katzman
Township of Coconut Creek

September Tips

Shane's Spot: Hurricane season still going strong!

September comes with lots of rain and the remaining possibility of some strong storms. Be protected by reading your County's disaster preparedness plans and be as safe as possible. With all the rain coming down, make sure that your irrigation systems are providing adequate coverage and that the sensors are functioning to avoid water waste and water buildup. Make sure to check to see if there has been any water buildup so that you can avoid mosquito farms.

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

Shane HumblePresident

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We are looking for people to temporarily fill in at properties while Admins or Bookkeepers are away.

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