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Who has best condo association insurance rates?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 01:09 PM
Who has the best rates for condo association building insurance.  We had Traveler's in the past.  
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Is 48 hour notice required for condo board meeting in Florida?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 08:56 AM
Florida statute advises that 48 hour notice must be posted prior to a Board meeting. We have been posting a simple outline as out meeting post - which provides no detail - only the "categories" of the meeting. New management company advises this is not in compliance with the statute and that a detailed agenda should be posted so Board members can prepare and so that owners know what specifically is being discussed and voted on. What is the law -? Is posting an outline in compliance?
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Tags: Florida, Condo & HOA Law

Does HOA need to pay for driveway re-paving?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 02:25 PM
Our neighbor recently blacktopped their driveway and now wants the HOA to pay for it.  It did not look like they needed to do this and our they did not ask permission.  How do we handle this without creating a big conflict?  He is also on the HOA board.
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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs

Trees next to condo are a storm liability

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 07:58 AM
How does one get the condo board to cut dangerous trees around your unit? 

Board claims they have no money. However with the recent storms there are many downed trees throughout the complex.

We are worried that the huge tress next to out unit will fall on our unit during a storm.
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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs

How to keep our trash area clean?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 @ 07:45 AM
We have an area behind our condo bulding designated for trash.  Folks keep throwing theiir garbage in the area but do not put it into the trash cans.  This is creating a huge rodent problem for our building yet people don't seem to care but a few.  Any suggestions how to deal with this?  Fines don't seem to fix the problem long-term.  And we dont have room for a dumpster and can't put trash chutes in an old building.
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Tags: Common Area Issues

Broken truck in HOA parking lot since 1997

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sat, Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:58 AM
We have an owner who has a truck in one of the common areas that hasn't run since 1997. The previous HOA president was a little more relaxed than I am and the truck owner got away with it for years. It's in an enclosed parking lot, but in plain view of many residents. We have a clause in the bylaws that states all vehicles on the property my be registered and operable. Unfortunately, we don't have a set fine or penalty for breaking that rule. Any suggestions?
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Any consultants in the condo management business?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 @ 02:36 PM
We don't need a full time property manager, however it would be good to have a consultant come in and look at our finances and operations twice a year or so.  We are in Northern NJ.  Any suggestions?
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Tags: Property Management

Criminal neighbors - Part 2

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 08:55 AM
In FLA - what recourse does a Board have if a property manager employed by one of the owners - falsifies a report when renting the unit. Board was advised that a mother and minor son would be occupants. Since the rental date - son has had 3 arrests - and continues to cause safety concerns in the community. He has drug issues as well. With a little research into his county arrest records we have learned that he was actually 18 when the lease was signed and that he has a recent felony record - grand theft auto and grand theft firearm. Our DECS and Rules and Regs clearly state Board would not approve a felon in a lease agreement, also states that a tenant can be evicted if they do not comply with local law. Is a felon a protected class in fair housing? Its getting serious.
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Maintenance and repair records for condo associations

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 08:43 AM
I know that an associations bylaws extensively detail modifications, etc as it relates to the exterior of the building, but is there a master record or form used to keep track of items such as interior condo modifications/major maintenance/incidents?
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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs

Can we reduce size of condo reserves

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 @ 01:39 PM
We are a 36 condo unit and we have an almost $300K reserves.  With no foreseeable capital projects can we give money back to owners or create a dividend to go against condo fees?
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Tags: Condo Reserves



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