Author Archives: Ryan Poliakoff

New Neighborhoods–Preemptive Rights and Balcony Restoration

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Preemptive Rights and Balcony Restoration Dear Poliakoffs, My mom moved into an assisted living facility and was no longer able to pay her dues and assessments on her condominium.  She quit … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Email Board Meetings and Temporary Shutter Rules

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Email Board Meetings and Temporary Shutter Rules Dear Poliakoffs, Is it considered a meeting of the board of directors if the president or another member of the board emails the other … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Owner Lawsuits for Collections and Modifying Maintenance Allocations

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Owner Lawsuits for Collections and Modifying Maintenance Allocations Dear Poliakoffs, I read your columns in The Palm Beach Post and purchased a copy of your book, New Neighborhoods, about a year … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Incidental Damage, Material Alteration in an HOA and Language on Proxies

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Incidental Damage, Material Alteration in an HOA and Language on Proxies Dear Poliakoffs, I have recently discovered damage to my condo in North Palm Beach.  Immediately, I sent a letter to … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Handicap Access to Board Meetings and Conflict of Interest Dear Poliakoffs, I reside in a community governed by a homeowner’s association.  The board of directors conducts its meetings at a location … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Public-Use Pools and Board Member Abstentions

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Public-Use Pools and Board Member Abstentions Dear Poliakoffs, Our condo association documents include a provision for the non-exclusive use of an outdoor pool and deck that is owned by the developer. … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage Our condo documents state that guests can visit a resident for up to 30 consecutive days without being considered residents, themselves. People in our … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Parking Rules, Non-Owner Boards and Multi-Condominium Funds Dear Poliakoffs, We live in a 135-townhouse HOA development.  Since the development opened, there has been one nine-space parking lot used for overflow parking … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods–Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Apathy, Covenant Enforcement and Renter Rights Dear Poliakoffs, We have a situation at our condominium–only one person has served on the board for several years, as no one else was interested.  … Continue reading

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New Neighborhoods Column–New Feature!

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Hi everyone!  I’m going to start a new feature this week–I’ll be reprinting the question and answer column that I write with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff, and that appears in newspapers and magazines throughout Florida.  It’s called New Neighborhoods, … Continue reading

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