Category: On The Board

Board Operations Citizens Property Insurance Update
2013 September Citizens Property Insurance Update

Since the beginning of 2013, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has been making front page news regularly. The year started out with Governor Rick Scott making good on a campaign promise to push through reforms of the insurance co…

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Board Operations When Snowbirds Fly
2013 September When Snowbirds Fly

 Every year the state of Florida experiences an ebb and flow of full-time and  part time residents; as the seasons change, so does the population. Part-time  residents from the northern United States and Canada live and work in Florida  fo…

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Board Operations It Just Takes a Minute
2013 August It Just Takes a Minute

“Get it in writing,” is a time-honored axiom. For Florida condominium associations, cooperatives and homeowners’ association it is more than advice, it is the law. A primary responsibility of all association boards is to hold regular, a…

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Board Operations Serving Your Community
2013 August Serving Your Community

Imagine that you’ve just started a new job. The receptionist escorts you to your desk. You sit down and…nothing. You’re just left there. There’s no orientation, no one to tell you what you are responsible for doing or how to do it. You’…

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Board Operations A Mighty Wind
2013 June A Mighty Wind

 For South Floridians, it isn’t news that hurricanes are a fact of life. Powerful storms have caused property  damage and, sadly, many deaths with frightening regularity—including the 1919 hurricane in Key West that killed more than 800 pe…

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Law & Legislation Handling Lawsuits
2013 June Handling Lawsuits

 Lawsuits are usually not an association’s go-to method for dispute resolution. Expensive and time-consuming, they can  quickly turn into a financial burden and may create strained relations in the  community. Unfortunately, in some cases …

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Law & Legislation Listen Up!
2013 June Listen Up!

While some condos and HOAs have a lawyer present on its board, the majority of boards don’t have a legal expert and often reach out to their lawyer to answer questions, vet documents, send the occasional stern letter to a contractor or …

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Law & Legislation Laws Versus Rules
2013 May Laws Versus Rules

 Differences and disputes happen. We’re only human, and that’s why laws and rules are in place. But, the federalist system of government we  use in this country is far from the most efficient system. Layers and layers of  laws, statutes, a…

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