Category Archives: Rules and Legislation

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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The “Mortgage Terminator”–A New Tactic in Fighting Banks, or Marketing Speak? [Updated]

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This week Daniel Vasquez, a consumer and condominium reporter for the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald whom I often refer to, wrote an article about a “new legal tactic” colorfully called the “Mortgage Terminator” which allows associations to void primary … Continue reading

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Aggressive collections strategy–promises and results

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A few months ago, Florida passed new laws that give our condominiums the power to restrict non-paying owners (and their guests and tenants) from using the common elements of the property.  This includes facilities like pools, exercise rooms and other … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, FHA–What are their loan requirements?

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One of the most painfully complex areas relating to shared ownership communities (condos, co-ops and hoas) are the varied and sometimes impenetrable rules laid out by three very important organizations–the Federal Housing Administration, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. I’ve written … Continue reading

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