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PeytonBolin Earns Third Straight Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Feb 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summary: For the third year in a row, Fort Lauderdale-based real estate law firm PeytonBolin was honored with the prestigious Readers' Choice Award for Legal Services from the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ). Fort Lauderdale, FL – PeytonBolin, a leading real estate law firm, is exci...

The Cycle of Business for Association Boards

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jan 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here are five key elements that make up a community association board's cycle. How often does your community association board address all the issues and aspects that need to be handled for the entire year? If you're thinking “never” or “as the need arises”, it's time to take a better approach. J...

Top 10 PeytonBolin Blogs for 2015

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Dec 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

So much to read and so little time. We've made it easy and put together 10 of our most popular community association blogs. Happy reading. 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 he...

Are HOA Members Entitled to Review HOA Documents?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Dec 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The short answer? Absolutely! As a member of any Florida HOA—from the smallest complex to grand-scale planned developments—you are guaranteed both legal rights and access to information with regard to your individual property, as well as the expectation of consistency in treatment and enforcement...

Is the Grandfather Clause a Myth?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

No! The Grandfather Clause is a useful tool that allows communities to update their rules without driving current residents away Many community associations are aware of the potential benefits of the grandfather clause. As environments change, regulations may often change with them. It is not alw...

A Case for Nuisance

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

How associations can build a case regarding incidents of nuisance. In some situations, the rules established by a community association just don't do enough to deter conflict. There are probably no specific rules outlined in your governing documents that ban behavior like setting off fireworks or...

Demystifying Due Diligence

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Oct 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Due Diligence Means For Board Directors and How To Apply It Flexibly Directors often hear this phrase: “do your due diligence” before committing to a decision. But what does that really mean? Read on to learn more about the role that due diligence plays for a director and how to use it to ai...

Should Your Board Grant a Hardship Exemption?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

When one wrong decision can set an unfavorable precedent for years to come, establishing clear guidelines becomes critically important We've spoken to many board members about rewriting or amending their governing documents, but the question of whether to include the right to grant hardship exemp...

Who Is Responsible for Community Upkeep?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Turning to your community for help If you are curious about Home Owners Association or community common areas and upkeep, the answers are going to require a bit of legwork and investigation. After all, the governing documents of towns and HOAs vary widely, and the bylaws, CC&Rs and other articles...

Prepare Your Association for Hurricane Season

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

Help Your Community through the Storm When hurricane season rolls around, it's a frightening and busy time for many different areas of the country. Homeowners need to make sure that their properties are safe from any potential storm and hurricane damage. This is also important for homeowner's ass...

The Need for Move-In Orientation

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Help New Tenants Where's the water shut off in case of an emergency? Who is the point of contact for our homeowner's association? What fire exit plan do I use? These are but a few of the relevant and common questions that a buyer might have when they close on their condominium or apart...

Pet Policies for Your Community Association

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 03, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to make sure Fido is an upstanding member of your community. Does your community association allow people to have pets in the building? Are there rules against it? All associations need to make sure they have their pet policies in order, so residents will have solid answers to the questions t...

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