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February 2021 Issue
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FAN's Featured Blog Post

Installing Personal Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums

by Campbell Property Management, January 25,2021

The purchase and use of electric vehicles (EVs) are forecasted to grow exponentially in the next decade. To accommodate the need for new facilities associated with EVs, Florida law has required condominium associations to accommodate owner’s requests for EV charging stations. 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.
 

Conducting Community Association Virtual Annual Meetings in Compliance with Florida Law

by Roberto C. Blanch, Siegfried Rivera, January 28, 2021

With the Covid-19 vaccines now rolling out across the country, there is hope that in the coming months gatherings of individuals who have been inoculated could safely take place. In the meantime, many community associations are continuing to conduct virtual meetings with attendees participating online or via telephone conference. Read more

Americans are overwhelmingly satisfied with their HOAs, Condos and Co-Ops!

by Diana Quigley, Education and Change Management Manager, Campbell Property Management, January,11 2021

A report from the 2020 Homeowner Satisfaction Survey by The Foundation for Community Association Research for CAI, indicates that Americans are overwhelmingly satisfied with their HOAs, Condos and Co-Ops. Read more

An Association’s Response to those Persons Who May Need Some Additional Care in Living

by Robyn Sever, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 28, 2021

Some older individuals choose to live out their final years in their personal residences alone, rather than in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Additionally, there are times that other individuals may experience certain mental health issues that make them unable to adequately care for themselves. Associations are often at a loss with how to assist these individuals. Read more

Community Association Service Contracts Do’s and Don’ts

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Siegfried Rivera, January 5, 2021

One of the most important tasks for community association board members is the oversight of maintenance, cleaning, security, valet parking, construction/painting, landscaping and other vendor services. These essential services require the use of written contracts that should include vital protections for associations, which would be well advised to turn to highly experienced community association attorneys to help ensure such contracts include all of the appropriate stipulations. Read more

The 411 on Roof Cleaning for Associations

by Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, January 19, 2021

As a board member, you may be wondering what roof cleaning methods are best for the roofs in your community and how often you should be cleaning them. I recently spoke with Marcel Rosen, Owner and President of Fiddler Roof Cleaning. Marcel notes that one of the first things that you will notice when entering a community are dirty roofs. Read more

“Does Sunshine Law Apply to Smaller Boards?,” Naples Daily News

by David G. Muller, Becker, January 20, 2021

The Florida “sunshine law” applies only to certain governmental entities and agencies. It is found in Chapter 286 of the Florida Statutes, and with few exceptions, generally prohibits any two members of a covered board or commission from meeting outside of a noticed and public meeting. Read more

Financial Screening of Purchasers: How Far Is Too Far?

by Jeffrey Rembaum’s, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, January 12, 2021

A few months back a case came before the county court in the 20th Judicial Circuit for Collier County, wherein a prospective buyer challenged the validity of a board-adopted rule which required that all prospective buyers provide two years of tax returns with their application for ownership approval. Read more

“Reflections On The Lasting Effects Of The COVID-19 Pandemic,” FLCAJ Magazine

by Lilliana M. Farinas-Sabogal, Becker, January 6, 2021

Silhouette of a person's hand holding a hourglass at the beach during a sunset.No one has a crystal ball to look into the future, but some things are more likely than others. The many media references to the “2020 Bingo Card,” containing any number of unfathomable happenings, supports the idea that no one could possibly have predicted the kinds of questions lawyers are receiving from their community association clients today related to COVID-19. Read more

“How Community Associations Can Handle the Continuing Popularity of Short-Term Rentals,” FCAP Managers Report

by Karyan San Martano, Becker, January 5, 2021

Despite a year that has drastically curtailed traveling due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of online vacation and short-term rental platforms, such as Airbnb and others, has persisted as people have sought escapes to private homes instead of hotels and to upgrade their work-from-home routines to somewhere with a view. Read More

 

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Virtual Events

2/10
Virtual Condo Board Cert
Featuring Paula Marra  
12:00 PM - Campbell
Zoom Webinar

2/17
Virtual HOA Board Cert
Featuring Louis Caplan 
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2/23
EV Charging Stations Webinar
Featuring Michael Kassower 
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2/24
Virtual Condo Board Cert
Featuring Louis Caplan
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2/25
Electronic Voting Webinar
Featuring Michael Kassower 
12:30 PM - Campbell
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February Tips

Shane's Spot: Azaleas in the Springtime

While we're approaching springtime, you can begin planting hardy bedding plants and vegetables. Since we're still experiencing cooler temperatures, avoid using fertilizers until we experience warmer temperatures. While you may want your plants to look picture-perfect, don't prune them too soon, otherwise they may be damaged. You may want to consider planting Azaleas in your yard. They are one of the most popular plants in South Florida. 

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

Shane HumblePresident

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