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Florida HOA Residents Have the Right to Inspect Official Records of the Association

Posted in Association Documents, Governing Documents, Official Records, Reader Q&A

Question: I live in a homeowners’ association. I recently received a letter stating that a decorative holiday flag in my front yard is in violation of the association’s rules and regulations. I am confused because several of my neighbors have similar decorations in their gardens. I sent the community association manager an e-mail asking to… Continue Reading

Fining Procedures Confound Condominium & Cooperative Boards in Florida

Posted in Association Documents, Governing Documents, Reader Q&A, Rules & Regulations, Suspensions, Fines & Remedies, Uncategorized

Question: Our association tried to fine an owner who violated our rules, but decided the process was too complicated. Can you provide a step-by-step outline of how fines are issued and collected? (M.G. by e-mail) Answer: Fines can be imposed against condominium and cooperative unit owners, occupants, licensees and invitees. The law for homeowners’ associations… Continue Reading

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Posted in Operations

The best way to get members to comply with the governing documents of an Association is to have a clear cut policy for enforcement. The policy will permit proper follow through and will serve to deter future violations.