Category Archives: Common Areas

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–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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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–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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Stucco Blues: How One Condominium Deals With a Construction Emergency, Part 3

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Welcome again to Stucco Blues!  If you recall the last two columns, our subject condominium, only a few years old, had discovered that large pieces of stucco were falling off of the building.  So the board shut down the majority … Continue reading

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Controlling the Common areas in a Condo or HOA–How Far is Too Far?

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Everyone knows that condominium associations and homeowner’s associations have some control over the use of the common elements–it’s in fact part of the board’s job to make sure that the common areas are properly used and maintained.  But far too … Continue reading

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Can a HOA Charge Dog Owners an Extra Fee?

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For today’s blog I’m going to jump right in and answer a question from one of my readers, M.N. from Arizona… I read your selection on issues with dog poop in HOA’s. I live in an HOA where that is … Continue reading

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Black Gold–Insurance issues following our condominium association Black Water Disaster

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In this final installment detailing the fallout from the black water emergency at my condominium, I wanted to talk a bit about insurance and paying for repairs.  Now, I can’t go into specifics about our particular issue, because it’s still … Continue reading

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Back In Black–The Continuing Trials and Travails of a Black Water Cleanup Effort in a Condominium Association

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In my last blog, I detailed a major “disaster” that occurred in my high-end, oceanfront condominium building–a black water, or sewage, leak that destroyed two units, badly damaged a third and even spread into the common elements. Now that we’ve … Continue reading

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Old Black Water, Please Stop Rollin’…

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Black Water–it’s not just a well-regarded Doobie Brothers song or a disgraced private military company, it’s also the industry code word for raw sewage.  Water mixed with poop.  And I’ve been dealing with quite a lot of it for the … Continue reading

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