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New to Your Association’s Board of Directors?

Here’s what you need to know if you serve on a homeowner or condominium owner association board in Florida Living in a managed residential community has many benefits, like shared social spaces, grounds upkeep, and amenities like sports areas or… Read More

Jane Bolin Featured on HOAleader.com

  HOALeader.com is an excellent resource for HOA and condo board members nationwide. Our own Jane Bolin is always pleased to share her expertise with their team. Some recent articles are shared below. New: Three Florida Condo/HOA Associations Are Alleged… Read More

Buy or Rent: How to Determine Which Is Right for You

Understand the arguments for both, and weigh the benefits against your own life priorities A question many adults face in Florida is whether or not they should purchase a home, versus continuing to rent a property. While there are pros… Read More

When Can You Withhold Rent from Your Landlord?

Learn Florida’s laws around refusing to pay rent if your landlord’s been slacking As a renter in Florida, you may be tired of waiting around for your landlord to repair your heater or to install a new refrigerator. If your… Read More

Your Guide to Subletting in Florida

If you’re considering subletting your rental, do so through your landlord and talk to a legal professional if you aren’t sure about your rights If you have to move out before your lease is up, don’t fret. There are legal… Read More

Understand What CC&Rs for HOAs Are

Regulating documents for homeowner associations (HOAs) can be complex and lengthy. Take the time to read and fully understand everything you’re agreeing to. When you buy a home as part of a Florida homeowner association (HOA), the community will be… Read More

Why Your Community Association Should Plan Like a Business

Community associations are essentially businesses, and board members should treat planning and budgeting the way they would approach corporation planning. Here are tips on how to start. Community associations operate like a standard business. Sure, the board members are volunteers… Read More

Get Involved: How to Handle HOA Micromanagement

HOAs can provide big benefits to home owners within a close-knit community. But when do the rules go too far, and the HOA ends up micromanaging? Home owners’ associations (HOAs) can provide many pros to communities, like ensuring security measures… Read More

Navigating the Real Estate Landscape in 2018

Real estate tips and legal advice Laws and regulations have a way of changing on us just when we think we’ve learned all there is about owning property in Florida. If you’re a member of a community association, which includes… Read More

What to Do if You Don’t Get Your Security Deposit Back

Security deposits can cause a lot of headaches between tenants and landlords. Understand the rights you have under Florida law, so you can take action against a deduction claim or missing deposit check if necessary. A common dispute that arises… Read More

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