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As an elected member of your community’s board of directors one of your first orders of business may be to hire, or meet your current, condo lawyer. If your community does not already have a condo lawyer, how do you choose one? What kinds of skills and experience should you be looking for?

As an elected member of your community’s board of directors one of your first orders of business may be to hire, or meet your current, condo lawyer. If your community does not already have a condo lawyer, how do you choose one? What kinds of skills and experience should you be looking for?

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Bills Bills and More Bills…

You’ve been elected to your community’s board of directors and the first order of business is ensuring everyone pays their fair share of association dues. The journey you now embark was born from a desire to make your community better for not only you and your family, but also your neighbors. This volunteer position can be satisfying but also frustrating when you become a bill collector.

You’ve been elected to your community’s board of directors and the first order of business is ensuring everyone pays their fair share of association dues. The journey you now embark was born from a desire to make your community better for not only you and your family, but also your neighbors. This volunteer position can be satisfying but also frustrating when you become a bill collector.

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IT TAKES A COMMUNITY

Incredible feats of improbable underdog victories, give hope to what might otherwise appear as insurmountable obstacles. The odds of volunteer community associations, under represented and poorly funded beating big industry in a Legislative showdown was almost laughable

Incredible feats of improbable underdog victories, give hope to what might otherwise appear as insurmountable obstacles. The odds of volunteer community associations, under represented and poorly funded beating big industry in a Legislative showdown was almost laughable

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What Is the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act… and Why Should You Care?

Folks, who live in coastal areas, whether in single-family homes or condominiums, should maintain flood insurance for their property. Flood insurance is actually a national program administered by FEMA and a selected group of private insurers. The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters) renewed The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for […]

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To Catch a Thief – How Much Security Should Your Community Be Providing

As with most things in life, security is a term that is subject to many different interpretations and elicits many different emotions. In a community association setting, security is of particular concern, given that the selling points for many communities include the feelings of security and safety they are able to provide to their residents. […]

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Policy Concerning Retroactive Regulation Gets Even Cloudier

When it comes to the balance between the importance of an
individual’s right to contract and the Legislature’s need to regulate, the retroactive effect of
legislative amendments may need to be sorted out in more detail by the Florida Supreme Court.

When it comes to the balance between the importance of an
individual’s right to contract and the Legislature’s need to regulate, the retroactive effect of
legislative amendments may need to be sorted out in more detail by the Florida Supreme Court.

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Can Your Association Be Negatively Impacted by E-Mail and Social Media?

The short answer to the question of whether your e-mails and/or postings on social media can
impact your association negatively is YES.

The short answer to the question of whether your e-mails and/or postings on social media can
impact your association negatively is YES.

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Merger of Associations: Rationale and Procedures

Often developers will create communities with multiple associations operating multiple condominiums without any thought given to the administrative realities of administering those separate associations.

Often developers will create communities with multiple associations operating multiple condominiums without any thought given to the administrative realities of administering those separate associations.

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Are Your Association Funds and Property at Risk?

Who can sue your association and why? Basically, anyone who has come into contact with your community either through a contractual relationship or an injury or other dispute, and wants his or her day in court, can sue. This could mean the roofer who wasn’t paid in full, the party guest who fell on the […]

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Waiting For The Bank To Foreclose: A Modern Day Story

There has been a dramatic and unfortunate rise in the number of mortgage foreclosure actions filed against owners within community associations. Due to the decreased value of these properties caused by the Sub-Prime collapse and the real estate market bust, most mortgagees (lenders) are reluctant to complete foreclosure actions.

There has been a dramatic and unfortunate rise in the number of mortgage foreclosure actions filed against owners within community associations. Due to the decreased value of these properties caused by the Sub-Prime collapse and the real estate market bust, most mortgagees (lenders) are reluctant to complete foreclosure actions.

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Community Association Institute (CAI) Joins Forces with the Community Advocacy Network (CAN) in the Fight Against Specially Taxing Homeowners – Vote No HB 203/SB 722