E-mails from members of the Board to Association employees are considered official records and must be maintained whether on paper or electronically to ensure compliance with the Florida Condominium Act.
At Least Five Community Associations in Florida have filed for Bankruptcy Protection and Relief.
Reorganization through Bankruptcy Allows Communities to Restructure Obligations and Reduce Debt.
HUD Implements New Approval Process for Condominium Projects to Qualify for FHA Insured Mortgages.
Website Allows Users to Search for FHA Approved Projects.
On June 12th the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published Mortgagee Letter 2009-19 announcing the new process for approval of condominium projects. As previously reported on this Blog, Fannie Mae, a federally backed lender, announced several changes to its standards, including the imposition of PERS review.
Associations lose hundreds of thousands of dollars to unlicensed and uncertified contractors every year. Associations should protect their property by avoiding unlicensed contractors.
Members of Becker & Poliakoff’s Hurricane Preparedness and Claims Recovery Team presented “Hurricane Season 2009: Are You Ready to Weather the Storm?”
The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act Prohibits Associations From Posting Delinquency Lists and Taking Other Actions to Collect Assessments and Maintenance Fees.
A reader recently posed the following question:
In preparation of next years election of board members, where or how do I find a division approved education provider? How will the new member become aware of the educational curriculum to obtain a certificate of satisfactory completion.
The reader may …
Recently, Congress enacted legislation that requires all over the air broadcast television signals to be transmitted in a digital format. This means that the aerial, “rooftop” and “rabbit ear” antennas designed to receive analog signals will no longer be of any use. In fact, if your television set is not capable of receiving a …
It is important for all condominium purchasers to know the very strong warranties that come with their purchase of a condominium unit. A developer grants each first-time purchaser of a condominium unit implied warranties under Section 718.203, Florida Statutes. The warranties are for fitness of purchase and merchantability and commence upon the issuance of …