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FIDUCIARY DUTIES: DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS OWE THEM, BUT DOES THE ASSOCIATION OWE THEM TOO?

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, February 6, 2018

It is the time of year when community associations across the state are electing members to serve on their board of directors. When considering whether or not you would like to put your name in the hat as a candidate for a director seat, you should consider the responsibilities you will have to take on that include the fiduciary duties owed to the members of your association. 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. 
 

Improve Your Members' Chances of Casting a Successful Election Ballot

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Blog, February 5, 2018
 
For Florida condominiums and HOAs who have adopted a "condominium style" election process, the election protocol that was implemented to discourage voter fraud can also be overly complicated for some members to follow. The goal in any election is to facilitate the greatest voter participation while maintaining the integrity of the voting process.  Read more
 

Building Your Association’s Website – What to Ask and How to Make it Happen

posted by Marilyn Perez-Martinez, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 14, 2018

 
In my last CUP article I discussed the 2017 statutory changes that require associations with 150 or more units (which do not manage a timeshare) to have websites. This month, I continue the discussion by providing some important questions to ask anyone offering to create and/or host a website for the association. Read more
 

Staggered Terms Explained

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 21, 2018
 
The Florida Condominium Act provides that directors’ terms generally expire at the next annual meeting after their election. However, directors may serve two-year “staggered” terms, if provided by the bylaws or the articles of incorporation.  Read more
 

Must The Association's Law Firm's Invoices Be Made Avaialable To Its Members Upon Written Request? 

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, February 20, 2018


An association member wants to review the association’s lawyer’s bills sent to the association over the past year. As a result, the member submits a written request to access those records. But, is the member actually entitled to see them?  Read more
 

Board Not Obligated to Put Reserves on Agenda

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 28, 2018
 
Yes. Section 718.112(2)(f) of the Florida Condominium Act governs annual budgets and reserves for condominium associations. The law provides that the annual budget must include reserve accounts for capital expenditures and deferred maintenance.  Read more
 

Getting A Mulligan (Do-Over) for Your Board in 2018

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Blog, February 12, 2018

Whether we call them mistakes, oversights, slip-ups or boo boos, we all make them including volunteer board members who are often hamstrung by both operational and time constraints. The new year provides an optimal opportunity to correct items from 2017 or even earlier. Read more
 

Fining Committee Not a Rubber Stamp

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 18, 2018
 
The independent committee appointed by the board to review proposed fines can either “confirm” the fine or “reject” it. There is no option to reduce it. Your approach makes sense and used to be authorized by the law, but it no longer is. Read more


Condo Should Weigh Pros and Cons of Variance for Dog Weighing Six Pounds Over Rule Limit 

posted by Roberto C. Blanch. Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, February 12, 2018

A recent Florida case involving a condominium association and the dog of a 70 year-old army veteran and widower drew national attention after it was covered initially in the Orlando Sentinel.  The newspaper’s reports chronicle how the association for the Orange Tree Village condominium is attempting to ban the dog because it weighs 41 pounds, which is six more than the maximum weight under its rules, and it may be a banned breed. Read more
 

Associations Can Borrow For Hurricane Repair

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 4, 2018

In fact, the only place the Florida Condominium Act speaks to an association’s authority to borrow money is in the section setting forth the association’s “emergency powers” after a disaster for which a state of emergency was declared. The statute grants associations certain emergency powers, including the power to borrow money and pledge association assets as collateral to fund emergency repairs without a membership vote, even if otherwise required by the condominium documents. Read more


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August Calendar


Upcoming Events

3/6
Condo Board Member Certification
9 am - 12 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Vero Beach

3/6
Ask The Attorneys
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Sugar Sands Park

3/8
Lunch & Learn: Electronic Media for Community Associations
12 pm - 1 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
West Palm Beach

3/9
Is Your Association Healthy, Sick Or In Need Of Rehab? 
12 pm- 2 pm, Katzman
South County Civic Center

3/13
HOA & Condo Board Certification Course 
9 am-12 pm, CPM 
Embassy Suites in Palm Beach Gardens 

3/13
Covenant Enforcement Class
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach

3/14
Is a "No Pet" Building a Thing of the Past?
2 pm - 4 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale 

3/14
HOA Board Member Cert Course
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens 

3/15
HOA & Condo Board Certification Course 
9 am-12 pm, CPM 
Coral Lakes Clubhouse

3/15
2018 Legal Update
2 pm - 4 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale 

3/20
Condo Board Member Certification
9 am - 12 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Port St. Lucie

3/20
Florida CAM Class on Floods
9 am - 12 pm, CenterState Bank
South County Civic Center

3/20
Jumping Into The Present: Why Updating Governing Docs Of Your Association Is Critically Important
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach 

3/21
Monthly Delegate Meeting
9:30 am, COBWRA
Valencia Lakes

3/21
Condo Board Member Certification Course 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens 

3/22
HOA Board Member Certification
9 am - 12 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Vero Beach

3/22
Fiduciary Duty, Business Judgement & Fraud Prevention 
12 pm - 2 pm, Katzman
Holiday Springs Clubhouse

3/27
Broward Hot-Topics Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:30 am, CAI SE
Jacaranda Country Club

3/28
HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
West Palm Beach

3/28
2018 Legal Update 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens 

3/29
HOA/CONDO/CO-OP Board Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale
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March Tips

Keith's Corner: Keep your plants hydrated
 
This month, you will need to fertilize your lawn if not done so in February. During March, we are still in the dry season, so make sure to check your plants often for dehydration. A drip irrigation system and a thick layer of mulch will help to keep your plants hydrated. Warmer weather also brings more activity from insects. You will want to monitor your landscape for any insects and identify any possible damage.
 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Keith CarracherPresident
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