2015 February
Focus on... Board Relations

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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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 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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Q&A Q&A: Flipping Out Over Flip Tax
2015 February Q&A: Flipping Out Over Flip Tax

Q Just over a year ago, my wife and I bought into a four-unit condo complex. One of the units is about twice the size of all the others, such that this shareholder owns about 40% of the shares. She's been in this building over 30 years. T…

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Q&A Q&A: Do We Have Maintenance Obligations?
2015 February Q&A: Do We Have Maintenance Obligations?

In our condo, we have an owner that is delinquent on his assessment payments, but he continues to have the property leased. We have issued his tenant an Assignment of Rent. The tenant has agreed to the terms that the rent has to be paid to …

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Q&A Q&A: Who's responsible for leaks?
2015 February Q&A: Who's responsible for leaks?

“Unless the declaration of condominium states differently, the association is responsible to repair and maintain plumbing and for furnishing of utility services to units and common elements,” says Russell M. Robbins, managing partner of …

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