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  • Association Policy: Why Consistent Communication Is Key

    Jan 23, 2021
    Learn why effective policy starts with a strong communication plan.
  • Pet Policies in Your Community

    Dec 16, 2020
    We tend to think of a community as made up of the people within it, but there’s another important relationship that can affect the health of the community as a whole – pets! Furry friends can liven up a neighborhood and improve the mental health of residents. On the flip side, they can also lead to disagreements, lawn messes, property damage, and (in rare cases) injury.
  • 6 Steps to Amending Homeowners’ Association Documents

    Dec 04, 2020
    Periodically, it may become necessary to update the governing documents of your homeowner association. This is especially relevant when transitioning from developer to homeowner control but could also be just an update t that will improve the community. In the State of Florida, amending the governing documents requires a large percentage of homeowner approval.

     
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    Florida HOA Laws and Updates in 2020

    Nov 02, 2020
    The Florida Legislature was scheduled to end its 60-day session on March 13, 2020, but the looming coronavirus threat prompted a one-week extension to finalize the budget. When the session adjourned, more than 3,500 pieces of legislation had been filed, including roughly 40 community association-related bills. In the end, 5 community association-related bills were passed by the House and Senate, and will be presented to Governor Ron DeSantis for final approval. This includes bills related to Florida HOA laws that may impact your board.
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    Florida Phase 3 Property Management Guidlines for HOAs and Condos

    Oct 26, 2020
    Phase 3 of Florida’s reopening involves looser restrictions for public gyms, restaurants and recreational spaces. You are likely wondering "what does that mean for condominium and homeowner associations?". This article describes Florida phase 3 property management guidelines, aimed to keep HOAs and condo associations in Florida phase 3 compliant.
  • HOA Policy: Why Consistent Communication Is Key

    Oct 06, 2020
    Learn why effective HOA policy starts with a strong communication plan.
     
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    Florida Board Member Requirements

    Sep 25, 2020
    You may have seen notices about board elections around your community and asked, could you run for the position? What criteria must a person meet to qualify to be a board member in Florida?

     
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    Staff Changes Made Easy

    Sep 16, 2020
    Sooner or later, most community associations face staff changes. If your community has a great manager, you probably want them to stay forever. But how realistic is that?
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    The Risks and Rewards of Self-Managed Community Associations

    Aug 03, 2020
    As a board member serving your association, you know your community inside and out. You know your residents and what it takes to keep the community thriving. But as a self-managed property, are you doing all you can for your community and its membership to make sure you meet your short- and long-term goals?
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    Rule Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Jul 13, 2020
    Policy enforcement is a challenge for any community, especially during these unprecedented times. No one wants to be the bad guy, but the safety and well-being of residents and staff members remain the top priority for association boards. We understand that ensuring compliance can be stressful. Whether your board is dealing with emergency rules and restrictions or general community policies, here are some things to consider when addressing change in your community.