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July 2020 Issue
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Facial Covering Requirements County by County & A Hand Sanitizer Recall

by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye Bender Rembaum, June 29, 2020

Below you will find face covering requirements for Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee Counties. In addition, the cities of Hallandale and Aventura are discussed. Where appropriate, face covering requirements for those living in condominiums and homeowners’ associations are discussed as well. 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.
 

Hurricane Preparedness Plans During the Pandemic

 


by Siegfried Rivera, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 2, 2020

The 2020 hurricane season has just begun, and NOAA predicts a 60 percent chance that it will be busier than normal.  In addition to all the standard hurricane preparations and measures that community associations should take in advance of a storm threat, the COVID-19 pandemic will bring an added dimension of protocols and precautions. Read more 

Looking for a Virtual Meeting Option for Your Community Association?

by Campbell Property Management, June 1 2020

From small, collaborative style meetings to large, full-scale board meetings, Associations across all demographics are effectively using virtual meetings to accomplish their goals. Because of this widespread success, many of our Campbell Managed Properties are looking to use virtual meetings as a tool for future use. Zoom, Cisco Webex, GoToMeeting, Skype, and FreeConferenceCall.com are just a few of the virtual meeting options available. Here are a few practices on how to effectively start using virtual meeting options. Read more

2020-2021 Legislative Update: Still Tracking New Legislation

by Siegfried Rivera, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 22, 2020

While the 2020 Florida Legislative session was positioned to be a very active one, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have affected the number of bills passed by the legislature. Below we have provided brief summaries of the bills passed by the Florida Legislature which impact Florida community associations.  It is important to note that at this time only a couple of the adopted bills have been signed by the Governor. Read more

Board’s Pandemic Restrictions Questioned

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many questions for community associations which defy easy answers. There are substantial debates even amongst legal experts in the field as to how much control an association can, or should, exert over individual behavior within the community. Read more

Governor DeSantis Signs Emotional Support Animal Bill Into Law

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 26, 2020

Community associations in Florida contending with fraudulent emotional support animal (ESA) requests may get some relief. Governor DeSantis signed SB 1084 into law on June 23, 2020. The new law prohibits discrimination from housing providers to someone requiring an ESA, but also prohibits health care practitioners from providing information regarding a person’s need for an emotional support animal without having personal knowledge of the person’s need for the animal. Read more

HOAs, Condo Boards Should Brace for a Slowdown in Dues and Tread Carefully

by Roberto Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 15, 2020

An article authored by firm shareholder Roberto C. Blanch was featured as the HOA View expert guest commentary column in the Business Monday section of today’s Miami Herald.  The article, which is titled “HOAs, Condo Boards Should Brace for a Slowdown in Dues and Tread Carefully,” focuses on the strategies that community associations should deploy in response to the financial strains created by unit owners who become unable to pay their monthly dues. Read more

Transition Committee and Construction Defect Claims

by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 22, 2020

Transition or turnover of your condominium association is a big step in the life of any association. Fortunately, there are statutes that generally control the process. I say generally because every condominium turnover may have specific facts that require some modifications. Read more

Association May Keep Unit Keys

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 8, 2020

Section 718.111(5)(a) of the Florida Condominium Act provides that the association has the irrevocable right of access to each unit during reasonable hours when necessary for the maintenance, repair, or replacement of any common elements or of any portion of a unit to be maintained by the association pursuant to the declaration or as necessary to prevent damage to the common elements or to a unit. Read more‚Äč

Harassment of Disabled Persons is Illegal

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, May 31, 2020

There is no Florida case law on this issue, and how far an association has to go to prevent one owner from “harassing” another is an open question. Harassment of a person with a disability whether verbally, in writing, or by other conduct is illegal under 24 CFR Section 100.600(a)(2) of the Federal Code of Regulations, adopted incident to the Fair Housing Act. Read More


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July Tips

Shane's Spot: Keep an eye on your water usage!

The rainy season is now upon us heading into July. As rain comes more frequently, make sure your sprinklers are being used appropriately. Too much water may harm your plants and will increase your water bill. A simple solution for this is to buy an inexpensive rain shut-off device. This device will shut off your irrigation system during rains, saving your plants and your wallet!

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.

If you are interested, please email your resume to Diane Hanke at dhanke@campbellproperty.com.
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