Category Archives: Condo Associations

This section is dedicated to news, issues and legislation specific to condominium associations.

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–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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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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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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