Category Archives: Shared Ownership Guide

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–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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Back in the Saddle!

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Hello again!  My apologies for my brief delay in writing this blog–it’s been an incredibly active fall for me.  Let me get everyone up to speed. For the past year I had served as the president of a property management … 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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HOAs and Violations–Is There a Better Way?

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Property management for homeowner’s associations and condominiums can differ substantially, and perhaps the biggest difference is the process of recording and implementing letters and fines for violations of the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the community. For most communities it … Continue reading

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Audit Season–What Condos and HOAs Need to Know

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For most associations, basic accounting and bookkeeping is handled either by a property manager, a management company, or, in the case of some smaller communities, the treasurer him or herself. But once a year, most moderately-sized communities hire an outside … Continue reading

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Enforcing Covenants, Rules and Regulations in Condos and HOAs–The Concepts of Waiver and Selective Enforcement

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I wanted to talk a bit this week about two concepts that are pretty universal throughout the country–those of waiver and selective enforcement of covenants and rules.  I am going to concentrate a bit on the way Florida handles these … Continue reading

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Portfolio Management–How it Works for HOAs

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One of the most consistently misunderstood concepts in property management that I see is the basic understanding of so-called “portfolio management”–the use of a single property manager to manage a number of different communities, usually unrelated to one another.  For … Continue reading

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Can a Condo or HOA File for Bankruptcy? A Primer.

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Bankruptcy!  We all tend to view bankruptcy as the bottom of the well–the worst possible financial outcome for any business or person.  But how many of us know what bankruptcy really means, and can a condo or HOA declare itself … Continue reading

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