June’s edition of CUP brings a range of topics for managers and board members running a community association to consider. Whether you’re thinking about implementing firearm regulations, monitoring “garage sales,” hiring a new manager or sorting out that pesky Florida problem of boating docks, we’ve got something for you.
Our featured article, Can or Should Community Associations Impose Firearm Regulations through Governing Documents?, acknowledges the controversial debate around gun control and some of the higher profile shootings in recent history. It limits its discussion, however, to what courses of action homeowner associations should consider, or not, in light of recent case law when deciding whether to incorporate additional protective measures for its residents into the governing documents.
With “thrifting” a vogue shopping phenomenon these days, the article Garage Sale or Thrift Shop in Disguise? Doesn’t Matter. Your Homeowners Association Can do Something About it comes at the right retail moment. It addresses the all-too-frequent problem HOAs face when “garage sales” are really fronting a side hustle.
Our next article, Basic Tips For Hiring a Community Association Manager, provides a list of things to consider and do to make the search for outside help in running the day-to-day life of a community much easier.
Lastly, Easements by Necessity Goldman v. Lustig gives insight into that all-too-Florida issue of houses and condominiums with waterfront access. Often, such access means a boat or three is involved. It’s a fluid issue, as it were, and this article examines the law of easements by necessity — how can one owner access their private boat dock if the only way they know how to get there is through someone else’s property?
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Marilyn J. Perez-Martinez, Editor
Can or Should Community Associations Impose Firearm Regulations through Governing Documents
The recent senseless slaughter of school children in Parkland, Florida has fueled and reignited the long-simmering debate about gun control in our society. Community associations are not immune to violent tragedies, including gun deaths.
We are all familiar with the case involving Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was shot and killed by …
Garage Sale or Thrift Shop in Disguise? Doesn’t Matter. Your Homeowners Association Can do Something About it
This time of year a lot of people are cleaning out their closets, gathering up unused household items, and having garage sales. It is also the time when many communities are having community-wide garage sales. But what about the homeowners who on a regular basis fill their driveway with multiple used strollers, suitcases, microwaves, …
Basic Tips for Hiring a Community Association Manager
Community association property management is a field that has experienced significant growth in recent years. Florida Law requires licensure by individuals who, for compensation, provide management services for community associations with more than ten (10) units, or those with annual budgets that exceed $100,000 (CAM licensing). Currently, Florida has over 10,000 licensed property managers. …
Easements by Necessity – Goldman v. Lustig
In the recent case Goldman v. Lustig, Case No. 4D16-1933 (Fla. 4th DCA January 24, 2018), at issue was whether Unit Owners had the right to use and access a dock located behind an adjacent townhouse owner’s waterfront property.
The Unit Owners’ complaint sought a declaration of their rights …
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