Category: On The Board

Law & Legislation The Condo as Legal Entity
2015 June The Condo as Legal Entity

In South Africa, it’s called a “sectional title.” In Quebec, it’s a copropriété divise or “divided co-property.” In Italy, they call it “condominio,” derived from Latin. Regardless of location, a condominium—commonly referred to as “condo”…

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Law & Legislation Legislative and Legal Update
2015 June Legislative and Legal Update

When you’re up to your earlobes in alligators, it’s hard to recall that your initial objective was to drain the swamp. —Old Florida Proverb A long-standing annual rite in the Florida Legislature is passage of an omnibus shared-owners…

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Law & Legislation Q&A: Unauthorized Spending
Q&A: Unauthorized Spending

Q I am a director, and during this past summer, a fellow director, along with our president who has been given approval privileges, have been spending and making unnecessary repairs without the knowledge or votes of the other 5 directors.…

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Law & Legislation Precedents in Condo Law
2015 March Precedents in Condo Law

By 2010, the Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national organization providing resources for planned unit developments and homeowners associations, estimated that 24.8 million American homes, and 62 million residents are currently …

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Board Operations Loud & Clear
2015 February Loud & Clear

It's a truism that's been phrased many ways by many wise people: “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” That's the case in any number of situations, but it's especially applicable to the administration…

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Board Operations The Year Ahead in Florida
2015 February The Year Ahead in Florida

Florida is one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., attracting people from across the country and around the world with its beaches, warm weather, natural wonders and wide array of recreational destinations. This isn't a new t…

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Board Operations Home Sweet Home
2015 February Home Sweet Home

From Miami’s lavish suburbs to Fort Lauderdale’s vibrant downtown to West Palm’s glamorous beachscapes, indeed South Florida is a gorgeous metropolis; vistas of turquoise water merge with miles of white sand, all under a consistently blue …

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Law & Legislation Dishes & Towers
2014 December Dishes & Towers

While the era of massive, NASA-sized satellite dishes is long past (unless you’re in a very old building, or have held on to an antique dish out of nostalgia), the advent of smaller apparatus—as well as rooftop cell phone towers—has brough…

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Law & Legislation Dissolving Condos
2014 December Dissolving Condos

With all the condos in South Florida, it’s inevitable that some associations will run into problems or situations they never expected—including ceasing to be a condo association entirely. These occurrences don’t happen every day, but they …

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