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Hurricane Prep and Your Condo Association

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Aug 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

What are your association's responsibilities when preparing for hurricane season? A condo association, while similar to a business, is also responsible for running the operations of its community. That includes ensuring regulations are followed, residents are informed, the grounds are secure, and...

Managing Conflict in Community Board Meetings

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jul 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Board meetings can become emotional or hostile fast – here are some strategies to keep things under control and on track Community boards are usually made up of home or condo owners, so their members may have differing opinions about what's acceptable, what's necessary, and how to approach confli...

Six Ways to Fully Use Your CAM

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jun 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Community association managers have a wide range of experience and expertise – here's how to use that knowledge to the fullest within your association Hiring a community association manager (CAM) for your association is an important first step in streamlining management and relieving the associat...

GDPR and Your Association

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Everything you need to know about the GDPR and potential impacts on US organizations May 2018 saw the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which revamped privacy laws within the European Union (EU). However, these laws are also applicable to businesses, organizations, ...

New to Your Association’s Board of Directors?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 swimming pools. However, one crucial part of every ...

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Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments 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 Victims of Theft By Their Manager More Alleg...

When Can You Withhold Rent from Your Landlord?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Mar 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 landlord continues to drag his or her feet, when can you draw the line and...

Your Guide to Subletting in Florida

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Feb 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 ways you can avoid paying the rent when you won't be living there. One such ...

Understand What CC&Rs for HOAs Are

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Feb 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 governed by a Declaration of Covenants, Conditio...

Get Involved: How to Handle HOA Micromanagement

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jan 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 are in place, providing community spaces to gathe...

Navigating the Real Estate Landscape in 2018

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 condo associations and homeowners' associations, there's, even more, to...

What Qualifies as HOA Abuse?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is considered acceptable or unacceptable behavior? If you are part of a homeowner association (HOA), you may have already witnessed or experienced disagreements that can arise between the HOA board and community members. When new rules are implemented, or when residents disagree with certain...

Disputing with Your Homeowner Association?

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Nov 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here's what you need to know about disagreements with your Homeowner Association If you recently purchased a home that is part of a homeowner association (HOA), you may worry that you won't align with the HOA board on everything. These home communities have certain rules and regulations that all ...

Why You Should Survey Your Florida Property

Posted by Jane F. Bolin, Esq. | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Surveying your property prevents unforeseen problems Unless you're selling your property, knowing the precise dimensions of your boundaries probably doesn't seem too important, especially if you like your neighbors. However, that's exactly the reason to engage a survey – to stop disputes before t...

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