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A ‘CliffsNotes’ Guide for New Condominium Board Members

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The election is over, and you have earned a coveted seat on your condominium association’s board of directors. Now what? This helpful guide will provide you with a “CliffsNotes” version of important things to remember as you embark on your …

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The Worst Storm Is the Storm You Didn’t Prepare For

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With hurricane season quickly approaching, it is important that you prepare for the worst (and hope for the best)! Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. This article will provide tips to help prepare your 2023 hurricane preparedness guide, …

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Director Elections in HOAs (i.e. Welcome to the Wild, Wild West)

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An increasing number of homeowners’ associations are adopting a two-notice, advance-nomination process for electing directors, similar to the election procedures statutorily dictated for condominium associations. Yet with many HOAs still operating with governing documents drafted by the developer, it is …

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Enforcing the Rules and Regulations in Your Community: All Actions Have Consequences. How Prepared Are You to Enforce Them?

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Whether you live in a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association, owners and their guests, tenants and invitees are bound by the association’s governing documents, which may include the declaration, articles of incorporation, and bylaws, and any rules and regulations. Prospective …

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Options for Dispute Resolution in Condominium Associations

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Peace is Not the Absence of Conflict, it is the Ability to Handle Conflicts by Peaceful Means – Ronald Reagan

On July 1, 2021, changes to Florida law opened the door to allow condominium and cooperative …

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Association Voting in the Electronic Age

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Q:  I serve on the Board of a very large condominium association. Getting unit owners to return proxies and ballots is difficult (to say the least), making it almost impossible to get voting items to pass. Oftentimes, we have …

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Electronic Voting in Community Associations Are the Days of Paper Ballots and In-Person Meetings a Thing of the Past?

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Before the 2020 pandemic, annual membership meetings were a time for owners to get together and discuss community issues while anxiously awaiting for election ballots to be counted. However, COVID-19 changed the manner in which association meetings were held. With …

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Questions Linger Regarding the New Law Addressing Building Safety

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Q:  I read the articles summarizing the new law that addresses building safety for certain condominiums. In my condominium association, the owners are responsible for their windows, not the association. However, if I understand it correctly, the new law …

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Options for Dispute Resolution in Condominium Associations

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Peace is Not the Absence of Conflict, it is the Ability to Handle Conflicts by Peaceful Means  – Ronald Reagan

On July 1, 2021, changes to Florida law opened the door to allow condominium and cooperative …

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Hope for the Best; Prepare for the Worst: Preparing for the 2022 Hurricane Season

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Q: My condominium association just sent all owners a copy of a hurricane plan that lists the actions the association will take if our area is impacted by a hurricane watch or warning. If the association is responsible for …

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