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March 2020 Issue
Florida Association News
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FAN's Featured Blog Post

Construction Progress Payments: The Hidden Trap

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, February 11, 2020

The owner of real property can end up paying twice when they pay their general contractor who, in turn, fails to pay the subcontractors and suppliers. However, this very real consequence can be avoided, too. While drafted to protect contractors and suppliers, Florida law also provides substantial protection  in favor of  the consumer (a.k.a, the “property owner”) from having to pay twice for construction supplies and for the work itself. 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. 
 

Who Are the Candidates?

posted by Marilyn Perez-Martinez, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 30, 2020

I have been present at elections where the members have no idea “who” is running for the board.  In the condominium setting the members have the benefit of knowing in advance the names of all candidates. That does not mean that the member knows the candidate, either because the candidate has not been active or is new to the community, the member has not been active or is new to the community, or some combination thereof. Read more 

Election Process – Part 1 of 2

posted by Michael Casanover, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 30, 2020

With many condominium associations in the midst of election season, many questions arise regarding the election process. For the most part the process varies greatly between condominiums and homeowners associations. Read more

How To Remove Troublesome Trees

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, February 18, 2020

A great many streets in Florida’s residential communities are lined with oak trees. While they can look so appealing as a canopy, many of these trees can raise sidewalks and driveways. Their massive roots can grow into plumbing lines, cause various trip hazards and kill the grass, too. Read more

Condominium Water Losses Require Expert Mitigation, Then Detailed Liability Investigations, Determinations

posted by Nicole R. Kurtz, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, February 11, 2020

If you live in a condominium, there is a reasonable chance that, at some point, you will experience one of the most frustrating events for homeowners: water intrusion caused by plumbing problems and related losses. Read more

Can a Delinquent Owner Run for the Board?

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 30, 2020

Community Association election season is still going strong. One often asked question during this time is whether an unpaid fine makes an owner ineligible for the board. Simply put, an owner is not eligible to run for the board if he does not pay the fine in full by the statutory deadline. Read more

Association Attorney Doesn’t Represent Owners

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 17, 2020

While a unit owner may rightfully feel that he or she “pays” for the association’s attorney, the attorney represents the corporation as an entity, not its members individually, nor its directors or managers. Read more

Compulsive Vulture, Alligator Feeder Settles for $53K with HOA

posted by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, February 6, 2020

Readers of this blog may recall my recent article about a resident of the Ibis Golf and Country Club community in Palm Beach County who was creating an incredibly dangerous and destructive situation by feeding extraordinary amounts of food to vultures, alligators and other wildlife behind her home. Read more

“Rezoning Process Explained,” News-Press

posted by Joseph E. Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 3, 2020

There are a number of approval criteria applied to rezoning, which are heard in “quasi-judicial” or “mini trial” type proceedings. These criteria will vary by jurisdiction and depend on the type of zoning relief being sought. Different criteria will likely apply to a rezoning, as opposed to a special exception or variance, for example. Read more‚Äč

Tenants Can Claim Support Animal Rights

posted by Joseph E. Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 24, 2020

The federal Fair Housing Acts (“FHA”) and parallel state laws require a “reasonable accommodation” to an association’s rules, policies, and procedures to allow a person with a physical or mental disability that substantially impairs one or more major life activities an equal opportunity to use and enjoy the dwelling unit. Read More


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Upcoming Events

3/10
Condo Board Member Certification
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Becker
Stuart

3/10
Is a "No Pet" Building a Thing of The Past?
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Becker
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3/10
Navigating Federal Fair Housing Act: Assistance Animal or Pet
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, KBR
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3/10
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Coconut Creek Community Center South

3/11
HOA & Condo Board Certification Course
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Coral Lakes Clubhouse

3/11
Condo Board Member Certification
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Becker
West Palm Beach

3/11
HOA Board Member Certification Course
3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens Office

3/12
Advanced Board Member Training
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
Holiday Springs Clubhouse

3/12
40 Year Certification Inspection Expert Panel
12:00 pm, Carroll & Associations
Fort Lauderdale Tower Club

3/17
Understanding Our "Bylaws" - A Primer on Association Governing Documents
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

3/18
COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30 am, COBWRA
Valencia Lakes

3/18
HOA Board Member Certification
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
West Palm Beach

3/18
Condo Board Certification Course
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Campbell
Brickell

3/18
Questions and Answers for Condos, Coops and HOAs
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
South County Civic Center

3/19
Budgeting and Reserves
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

3/24
HOA Board Member Certification
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Becker
Stuart

3/24
Architectural Control and Enforcement for HOAs
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Becker
West Palm Beach

3/24
Jumping into the Present: Updating Governing Docs is Immportant
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, KBR
Pompano Beach Office

3/25
Condo Board Certification Course 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Embassy Suites in Palm Beach Gardens

3/26
Amending Your Governing Documents and Collections
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Katzman
Township of Coconut Creek

3/26
Is a "No Pet" Building a Thing of The Past?
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

3/31
Hot-Topics Breakfast 
7:30 am - 9:30 am, CAI-SE
Jacaranda Country Club

3/31
Covering Your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Becker
Fort Lauderdale

4/2
Condo Board Certification Course
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
The Delray Sands Resort

4/16
Condo Board Certification Course 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center

4/21
Condo Board Certification Course
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell
Herb Skolnick Center

4/28
HOA Board Certification Course 
9:00 am - 11:00 am, Campbell
Port St. Lucie Community Center

4/28
Condo Board Certification Course 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Campbell
Port St. Lucie Community Center
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March Tips

Shane's Spot: Don't let your plants get thirsty!

Dry season is still among us heading into March, so above all make sure that your plants are well hydrated. A drip irrigation system and a thick layer of mulch will help to keep your plants hydrated. Temperatures are starting to creep back up here in South Florida, which means more insect activity. Make sure to monitor your landscaping for insects as well. Finally, if you did not fertilize your lawn in February, make sure to do so this month!

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

Shane HumblePresident

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