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How much of your board meeting time is consumed with discussion of condominium association dues collections? Most will respond “too much!”  What are some things that can be done to increase dues revenue and on a timely basis?  Provide a copy of the documents to the owners.  While it may seem obvious, make sure all the...
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The condominium act (Chapter 718 Florida Statutes), the cooperative act (Chapter 719 Florida Statutes) and the homeowners association act (Chapter 720 Florida Statutes) do not specify what time or what day a board meeting should be held.  Review the Bylaws to ascertain if your community has dealt with this issue in the past. If unspecified in...
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In today’s litigious environment, prudent community associations will have an attorney on retainer to protect themselves and their members. However, community association law is a very focused specialty practice so finding a legal firm with attorneys well-versed in this area can be challenging. A real estate attorney represents the homeowner and may not be up...
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According to HOALeader.com, the Top Five HOA/Condo issue for 2019 are: Fire Safety. Following the 2017 high-rise fire in Hawaii and another in England which caused many deaths, the Florida legislature passed a law requiring every building of a certain description to have installed an Engineered Life Safety System or ELSS by the end of...
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Understanding Your HOA’s Covenants and Restrictions Expiration Date, and Acting to Preserve or Revitalize Them, by Colby Keefe Featured in Northeast Florida Chaper Community Association Institute, The Community Connection Magazine Community Association Managers and Board Members should beware of the inevitable expiration date of homeowner association governing documents. Depending on the time of devel­opment of...
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The first HOA bill for the 2019 Legislative Session was filed by Representative John Cortes (District 43-Democrat).  The bill, HB 155, requires the voting interests of the homeowner association to physically reside in community in order to recall a board director. To review the original filed version, Visit: https://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0155__.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0155&Session=2019
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