Author Archives: Ryan Poliakoff

New Neighborhoods–The Hierarchy of Laws

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff The Hierarchy of Laws Dear Poliakoffs, When deciphering condominium documents and rules and regulations promulgated by the board, when the documents are out of synch – i.e., the articles and bylaws … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Clean Title, Common Element Repairs and Virtual Board Members

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Clean Title, Common Element Repairs and Virtual Board Members Dear Poliakoffs, I am contemplating buying a condominium unit from a condominium association that acquired title by foreclosing on its lien filed … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Workshop Meetings and Emotional Support Animal Guidelines Dear Poliakoffs, I recently read a newspaper column responding to a question of whether the board of an HOA can meet in a closed … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–MRTA, Emotional Support Animals and Hard Flooring

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff MRTA, Emotional Support Animals and Hard Flooring Dear Poliakoffs, In response to a reader’s question concerning whether the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) extinguished Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions older than 30 … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Alternative Dispute Resolution

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Alternative Dispute Resolution Dear Poliakoffs, What is the difference between mediation and arbitration and is it true that I have to take part in mediation or arbitration before I can sue … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Covering Non-Paying Owners and Confidential Personnel Information

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Covering Non-Paying Owners and Confidential Personnel Information Dear Poliakoffs, My HOA in Jupiter has informed us that, although this year our quarterly assessments will not increase, because many delinquent owners do … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Responsibility for Pipe Maintenance and Non-Owners on Board

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Responsibility for Pipe Maintenance and Non-Owners on Board Dear Poliakoffs, First, let me tell you that your column is always informative, and condo owners appreciate your efforts.  Now it is my … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle…

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So it’s been a month since I last posted an article, but I have a pretty good excuse–I’ve been studying for, and last week have taken, the Florida Bar Exam.  Sorry for the lack of content, and from now on … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Charging Wrong Maintenance Fees and Closed Board Meetings

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Charging Wrong Maintenance Fees and Closed Board Meetings Dear Poliakoffs, My condominium association issued monthly assessment fees for 2012 to commence January 1, 2012.  Upon review, I concluded that all the … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Choosing an Insurance Agent and Exclusive Use Rights

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Choosing an Insurance Agent and Exclusive Use Rights This is the time of year when many associations are considering the renewal of their insurance policies, one of the largest line items … Continue reading

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