Tag Archives: Rules and Regulations

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–Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage

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New Neighborhoods By Gary A. Poliakoff and Ryan Poliakoff Long-Term Guests and Mandating Flood Insurance Coverage Our condo documents state that guests can visit a resident for up to 30 consecutive days without being considered residents, themselves. People in our … Continue reading

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Basic Covenant Enforcement Principles for Condos and HOAs

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As many of you know, I write an article with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff (co-author of New Neighborhoods), that appears in over a dozen newspapers throughout Florida.  Our column this week was the result of a question sent to … 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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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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Classic Blog–How to Control Messy Pets in Condos, Co-Ops and HOAs?

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Hi all!  First, I wanted to apologize for the infrequency of my posts during the past couple of weeks.  I had a family emergency that I had to deal with, but I promise to get back on track this week. … Continue reading

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Classic Blog–Seasons Change: Dealing with Transient Owners or Renters in a Condo, Co-Op or HOA

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[Before starting my "Poliakoff on Condo & HOA Living" blog, I had written over 20 articles for a blog that we maintained at the New Neighborhoods website.  Over the next few weeks I'm going to reprint some of those blogs … Continue reading

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Emotional support animals are NOT Service Animals–An important change to the ADA

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I’m not sure how this one flew under the radar, but on July 23, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder signed final regulations revising the ADA that can be found here.  Many of these changes can sometimes affect shared ownership communities. … Continue reading

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