Category Archives: Board Meetings

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–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 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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Classic Blog: Keeping to Your Swim Lanes—Roles of the Board and Officers in Condos, Co-ops and HOAs

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This week, I thought I would talk about serving your community as a board member or officer, and how that process can be as painless and efficient as possible. As you will see, a lot of it comes down to … Continue reading

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How To Screen Renters or Owners, Part 3–Is it a Good Idea?

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Determining Whether Screening is a Good Idea This is the third installment in our How To Series entitled “How to Screen Renters or Owners–Some Thoughts and Possible Consequences of Screening Applicants.” We’ve already discussed whether screening is legal, but is screening … Continue reading

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Meeting Notice Requirements for FL SOC Boards–A Great Reference Chart

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Lisa Magill of the Condo/HOA Law Blog has written an excellent summary of Florida’s condo and HOA notice requirements–this is a great article to have linked in your favorites for future reference.

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How To Run a Successful Condo or HOA Board Meeting, Part 4–Trust Your Judgment

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Our last How To Series tip for running a successful SOC board meeting addresses trusting your judgment as a leader. Edmund Burke, a famous Irish politician, once said that “Your representative owes you not his industry only, but his judgment; and … Continue reading

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How to Run a Successful Condo or HOA Board Meeting, Part 3–Embrace your Inner Exhibitionist (Do it in the Open)

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Today’s Board Meeting Tip–Embrace your Inner Exhibitionist (Do it in the Open) This How To tip for holding more effective and productive SOC board meetings discusses transparency and openness. My advice is to Embrace your Inner Exhibitionist (Do it in … Continue reading

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