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May 2021 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

Florida Enacts COVID Liability Protections Law

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, March 31, 2021

Flalegislature-300x169The Florida Legislature made Covid-19 civil liability protections for businesses, healthcare providers, non-profits, and other organizations a major priority for the 2021 session, and on Monday, March 29, it became the year’s first bill signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. 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.

Vaccination ID’s; To Require or Not to Require | Association Liability Protection

by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye Bender Rembaum, April 7, 2021

Florida’s community association board members are wrestling with many amenity re-opening decisions these days. As a part of that decision making process, board members may be considering requiring proof of vaccination as a pre-requisite to such use. Read more

Sweeping Community Association Legislation Passes Unanimously in Florida Senate, Goes to House for Consideration

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, April 8, 2021

Legislative Bill SummariesSenate Bill 630, a bill that has wide support from community association industry interests across the state, passed the Florida Senate with a unanimous vote of 40 to zero. It will now move to the Florida House of Representatives for consideration. Read more

Broward County Emergency Order 21-01: Watch the Webinar Now

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management

Broward County issued Emergency Order 21-01 which was effective on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 4:42PM. EO 21-01 lifted pool restrictions and reduced sanitization requirements. You can find the detailed EO 21-01 here. Read more

A Primer on Florida Community Association Voting By Proxy

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, April 5, 2021

Community associations often struggle with securing a quorum, which is the minimum number of voting interests required to be present in order to conduct a meeting of the members, and this challenge has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Read more

Free Property Fraud Alerts for Palm Beach and Broward Counties

by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, April 9, 2021

Property fraud is a very serious issue which, according to the FBI, is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. This crime occurs when criminals file fraudulent deeds to transfer ownership and then try to mortgage, sell, or rent your property. Read more

“Delinquent Owners Can’t Serve on Board,” News-Press

by Joseph E. Adams, Becker, April 5, 2021

The controlling authority when condominium documents conflict with the statute is an exceedingly complex issue, which often confounds even Florida Bar board certified attorneys who practice in this field. Read more

Important Considerations for Community Associations’ Use of Security Cameras

by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, April 19, 2021

Security cameras in community associations, especially in sprawling HOA communities with gated entries and considerable common areas, help to provide residents and guests with an added measure of peace of mind. Read more

Board Workshop Meeting Subject to Sunshine Rules,” News-Press

by Joseph E. Adams, Becker, April 12, 2021

A “board meeting” is defined as any gathering of a quorum of the board to “conduct” association business. A gathering can occur physically, remotely (video or telephone conference), or a combination thereof. Read more

Be on the Look Out for Super Termites

by Diana Quigley, Education and Change Management Manager, Campbell Property Management, April 27, 2021

Super termites are leaving decades-old trees gutted and vulnerable, as reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. These newly arrived Formosan and Asian subterranean termites are hollowing out decades-old canopies and making them vulnerable to high winds. Read more‚Äč

“HOA Election Procedures Explained,” News-Press

by Joseph E. Adams, Becker, April 19, 2021

Many homeowners’ associations verify the outer envelope information in advance of the meeting by checking the signatures and parcel identification on the outer envelope against the association’s list of qualified voters. Read more

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May Tips

Shane's Spot: Prepare for summer by adding to your garden!

While making additions to your garden, also keep in mind that there will be an increase in insect populations due to increased rain water. If you want to make some additions to your garden, you can visit a botanical nursery and assess your options. Warmer temperatures and increased rain water are coming, as the dry season is reaching its end. Keep an eye on your garden as this change in season may affect your plants. May is also a great month to plant tropical trees, since they will flower well. As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Shane HumblePresident

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