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Taking Your Community Association from Good to Great

As a homeowner in a community association, there is much that you can do to ensure everyone in your community enjoys a great neighborhood.

Taking Your Community Association from Good to Great - PeytonBolin

 

By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you will help maintain property values, preserve a sense of community, and bring top-quality leadership to your association.
Let’s take a look at what you, the homeowner, need to know about your rights as well as your responsibilities. Continue Reading…

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Strategies for Dealing with Noise Problems

Noise Problems in your community? Let’s go over strategies on how to deal with them.

Strategies for Dealing with Noise Problems - PeytonBolin

When people are relaxing in their homes, the last thing that they want to deal with is loud noises coming from a stereo blaring in a neighbor’s apartment, people yelling in the common areas, or someone revving their motorcycle engine in the parking lot at three o’clock in the morning. People want peace and quiet, and they have a right to expect it in their homes. While it’s not possible to eliminate all noise from a complex, there are some ways to help in dealing with noise problems, which will reduce the amount of complaints that come into the HOA board. Continue Reading…

Partner Jane Bolin is Featured Mentor at South Florida’s Bizwomen

At PeytonBolin, we are proud to announce that our  founding Partner, Jane Bolin, was the featured Mentor at South Florida’s Bizwomen Mentoring on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Jane Bolin - Peytob BolinJane Bolin, an active entrepreneur and Founding Member of real estate law firm PeytonBolin, will draw upon her deep business acumen to help advise fellow South Florida women at this unique networking and mentorship event.

Jane F. Bolin, Managing Partner and CMO of leading community association law firm PeytonBolin (http://www NULL.prweb NULL.net/Redirect NULL.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5wZXl0b25ib2xpbi5jb20v), will be one of 40 elite, South Florida female mentors featured at the upcoming Bizwomen Mentoring Monday (http://www NULL.prweb NULL.net/Redirect NULL.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5iaXpqb3VybmFscy5jb20vc291dGhmbG9yaWRhL2V2ZW50LzEyNjE4MSNldmVudERldGFpbHM=) on March 30. Bolin, who is very active in the local community, was selected as one of the area’s most influential business women to participate in this one-of-a-kind mentoring event. Continue Reading…

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How To Get and Keep Your Documents in Order

Homeowners’ Associations, if they hope to run an efficient organization, have a large number of documents they must keep in proper order.

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They regularly work with these documents so keeping them in order ensures accessibility. However, actually to keep your documents in order is not always quite as easy as one might hope. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to change that. Let’s look at some of the best ways to get your documents in order and how to keep them there.

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Collecting Delinquent Assessments

How to stay on top of the challenging task of collecting delinquent Assessment for your Association

 

Collecting Delinquent Assessments - PeytonBolinHomeowners’ Associations have to face a number of different problems and issues on a regular basis in order to ensure the complex is running nicely and smoothly. Keeping up with everything can be a real chore, and it’s not always possible to give everything the weight it deserves. However, if you fall behind, it means that the complex will be on a slow but steady downhill slide. One of the areas where it is very important to stay on top of things is the collection of delinquent assessments. Yet, from what we’ve seen, this is one of the areas where HOAs tend to falter the most!

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Why Do Associations Need Reserves?

The reasons why associations need reserves in their budgets.

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Reserves are extremely important for any homeowners’ association, as there is always the possibility of a large and unexpected expense cropping up. Consider your property and all of the things that could potentially go wrong. What would you do if the pool had a crack in it? What would you do if there were a sudden infestation of pests on the grounds, or if there is a leak in the fitness center? The HOA needs to have money to take care of these repairs quickly and efficiently. If you don’t have a large enough reserve, it could be disastrous. You can think of the reserve as a rainy day fund for the HOA.

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Running an Effective Monthly Meeting at Your HOA or Condo Association

Tips to Run an Effective Monthly HOA or Condo Association Meeting

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All homeowner’s associations have meetings, but often those in charge do not take the meetings quite as seriously as they should. It’s not to say there can’t be some casual elements and some fun to the meetings. However, it’s important to remember that running a quality condo or HOA is akin to running a business. Once you understand this, you will find that it often becomes much easier to have meetings that are actually effective and that have higher attendance numbers. Running an effective monthly meeting can lead to so much more than a great community.

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How to Get Residents More Involved in Your Community Association

Tips for community associations to get more residents involved

 

How to Get Residents More Involved in Your Community Association

In order for a homeowner’s association to work to its full potential, it needs to have the help of the entire community. However, that can be very difficult for a large number of the HOAs out there to get residents more involved in your community association. Often, the homeowners in the community have very little if anything to do with the association, and that’s really a shame. Sometimes, the owners aren’t actually apathetic about getting involved with the community and the HOA. Sometimes, they may just don’t know how to do it. You can make a change to this lack of participation though, and it might not be quite as difficult or time consuming as you might imagine at first.

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Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

Are you involved with a condominium association or a homeowner’s association (HOA)? If so, then you might be wondering about the possibility of hiring a property management company.

A great property management company can help to improve the quality of a community, and can help with a host of various elements, such as collection of dues. These types of management companies are helpful for individual homeowners as well, and can offer a wealth of different benefits.

Benefits of Using a Property Management Company - PeytonBolin

What Can a Property Management Company Do for the HOA?

Property management companies are able to handle many of the day-to-day responsibilities of running a community. High quality management companies can provide help with the following:

 

  • Collection of dues from homeowners
  • Assessment of late fees
  • Documentation of payment
  • Communication with homeowners who are delinquent in payments
  • Provision of statements
  • Preparation of annual budget
  • Choose and supervise maintenance and repair of common areas
  • Enforcement of policies and rules

 

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PeytonBolin Receives Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services

Leading Real Estate Law Firm PeytonBolin Honored with Platinum Level Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal

For the second consecutive year, the PeytonBolin law firm has received a Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ). PeytonBolin was also the only firm to receive the top distinction of a Platinum Level award at the ceremony on January 15.

Readers' Choice Awards

PeytonBolin was the only law firm to receive a top-tier Platinum Level distinction in the Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ). While this is the first time the firm has achieved Platinum Level, this is the second consecutive year it has been honored with the Readers’ Choice Award.

Voted on by fellow service partners, community managers, board members, clients, and readers of the Florida Community Association Journal, the prestigious accolade was presented to PeytonBolin at FLCAJ’s and the Florida Community Association Professionals’ Conference & Expo “The Show” (http://www NULL.theshowfl NULL.com/wpb/index NULL.cfm) held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on January 15.

“It is such an incredible and humbling honor to receive this esteemed award for the second year in a row,” said PeytonBolin managing partner and CMO Jane Bolin, PL. “At PeytonBolin, we make it a priority not only to provide superior service to our clients, but also to help advance the industry itself. We want to express our deep appreciation to everyone who voted for us, and sincerely thank FLCAJ for continuing to sponsor these awards and The Show.”

FLCAJ’s Readers’ Choice Awards (http://www NULL.fcapgroup NULL.com/flcaj/readers-choice/) are one of the primary services of the magazine. Their purpose is to spotlight the best of the best in the industry, highlighting companies that demonstrate an outstanding level of proficiency, reliability and integrity.

A full-service real estate law firm focused on the practice of community association law, PeytonBolin’s continued recognition for this award is a testament to the fact that the firm strongly exemplifies these characteristics. PeytonBolin’s entire staff operates as a team to provide clients with the highest quality service, and the firm is committed to providing resourceful, knowledgeable and consistent representation for associations and individual owners.

About PeytonBolin

PeytonBolin, PL is a Florida-based law firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with offices in Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa (by appointment only), and West Palm Beach (by appointment only). PeytonBolin is focused on the practice of Community Association Law, providing legal services to associations and individual owners.  Partnering with condominium and homeowner associations throughout Florida, PeytonBolin PL provides collections services, covenant enforcement, and guidance to boards to successfully manage their community affairs. Representation for both associations and individuals encompasses the key areas of insurance, construction, contract disputes and debt collection. At PeytonBolin, we are committed to practicing law in a way that is refreshingly unique – always accessible and never pretentious. Obtaining our clients’ objectives in the most strategic, creative and economically efficient way possible is our highest priority. PeytonBolin, PL was named as the only Readers’ Choice 2014 platinum level law firm for Legal Services in Florida (its highest ranking) by the Florida Community Association Journal.  This is the second Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services PeytonBolin has received.

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