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FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, January 26, 2015
The second annual Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Award winners were announced on January 15, 2015 at the FLCAJ’s expo, “The Show.” The FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards give communities and board members an opportunity to select their favorite service providers. 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.
Trust but Verify-does your Board do its "Due Diligence" when selecting Professional Advisers and Vendors?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, January 11, 2015
The other day I was flipping through an industry magazine and came across an ad touting a law firm that highlighted the firm's ties to a particular state and a particular practice area. It conveyed a strong message that surely will resonate with many volunteer boards looking for that type of firm for that particular type of representation. Read more
Meet the Director: Jim Price
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, January 28, 2015
Jim Price is the Treasurer of the Ocean Place Condominium Association, which includes 256 units and approximately 500 residents in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. Read more
New vs. Almost-New
posted by Roberto Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, January 5, 2015
Constant new development of residential and mixed-use towers can be seen all over South Florida, with new projects being announced constantly. The construction of these new towers evokes buyers to ask themselves: What is better, new or old? Read more
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, January 13, 2015
E-Cigarettes in Your HOA or Condo Association
E-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes, the cigarette-shaped devices which contain a nicotine liquid that is vaporized and inhaled has greatly increased in popularity. E-cigs have been touted as being smoking cessation devices and a better option to smoking a pack of cigarettes. Read more
Drone Activity in Communities Can Be Regulated
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 6, 2015
Despite the fact that the use of drones is becoming commonplace throughout the United States, the recreational use of drones is not highly regulated. Read more
Rembaum’s Association Roundup: Lien Stripping, a Dirty Phrase
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Kaye Bender Rembaum, January 5, 2015
In Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari, and thus has agreed, to address whether the Bankruptcy Code permits a Chapter 7 debtor to “strip off,” or void, a junior mortgage lien in its entirety when the outstanding debt owed to a senior lienholder exceeds the current value of the collateral, an issue on which the Courts of Appeal are divided. Read more
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, January 25, 2015
Should you stay or should you go? Directors- think twice before tendering that resignation!
How many times have you thought about resigning from your association's board of directors because you felt that your efforts and time were not appreciated at best and were resented at worst? I often tell my association clients that I understand how they feel because I do. Read more
Mystery Leak in Condominium: Who Pays For Call To Plumber?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 7, 2015
Condominium documents often include provisions that allow the association to charge unit owners for work performed by the association on portions of the condominium property that are the maintenance, repair and replacement responsibility of the unit owner. Read more
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