Can They Do That? Video Series

Becker’s video series, tackles some of the unique problems that homeowners and renters face today. We answer questions, no matter how far-fetched they may seem. From service animals to nudists in your community, we get to the bottom of it and let you know – “Can They Do That?”

“I am on the Board of my association, and we have just decided to build a new fitness center that will require a five million dollar loan for the capital improvement. The only thing is now an owner in our community has threatened to sue us because they don’t agree with the decision to move forward with the loan.” – “Can They Do That?”
Can an Owner Sue the Board if They Disagree With a Capital Improvement?
Aired 12/20/2022
“I live in a 55 and older community and my 4 year old grandchild comes and stays with me during the week while her mother is at work. She doesn’t live with me full time. I am only babysitting during the week and many times they stay for a weekend visit. The Board is trying to say that I am in violation of the rules and I cannot have her over the way I want.” – “Can They Do That?”
Can an Association Remove an Underage Resident in a 55 and Older Community?
Aired 6/15/2022
“Our association is considering hiring one of the board members to perform maintenance services in our community. – “Can They Do That?”
Hiring a Board Member for Maintenance Contract
Aired 1/7/2022
“With all the confusion around COVID-19 safety precautions and vaccinations, I’m not entirely ready to be back in the office full-time. My employer, however, just sent an email to all employees requiring us to be onsite. – “Can They Do That?”
Coming into the Office Requirement
Aired 8/26/2021
My employer has asked all staff to notify HR as to whether or not we’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. – “Can They Do That?”
Vaccination Requirement
Aired 8/23/2021
My employer has asked all staff to notify HR as to whether or not we’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19. – “Can They Do That?”
Vaccination Requirement
Aired 8/23/2021
Our board wants to adopt a budget that includes a contingency fund. – “Can They Do That?”
Contingency Fund in Budget
Aired 11/23/2020
Our board has proposed a budget in which they’re changing the way we’re funding reserves. – “Can They Do That?”
Changing Funding Reserves
Aired 11/17/2020
Our condominium has never funded reserves, and yet, the board has proposed and adopted a budget that provides for full funding of reserves. – “Can They Do That?”
Funding Reserves
Aired 11/05/2020
I put up a political sign for my favorite candidate. My HOA and the Board sent me a letter telling me to take it down. I have a right to free speech don’t I? – “Can They Do That?”
Political Sign Takedown
Aired 10/09/2020
A hurricane is a few days away from landfall near my condominium. The association sent a notice that elevators and the building air conditioning will be shutdown for 36 hours before landfall. – “Can They Do That?”
Shutdown Condo Services
Aired 9/22/2020
I came across an unofficial community website that was using our official logo and name. The website included some damaging information about the association. – “Can They Do That?”
Unofficial Website
Aired 8/26/2020
I received a notice that my property is in violation of local code and ordinances. The city wants to start imposing fines on my property. – “Can They Do That?”
Property Violation of Local Ordinance
Aired 7/28/2020
The insurance company wants to take my Florida claim and litigate in New York. – “Can They Do That?”
Change Litigation Location
Aired 6/29/2020
I’m going to go on a trip right now. Prices are really low to travel, and I want to visit my family. My employer’s telling me that if I go on the trip I’m not able to come back to work. My employer is going to mandate that I quarantine myself for 14 days when I come back. – “Can They Do That?”
Mandated Quarantine At Work
Aired 5/27/2020
I have some cracks in the stucco on the outside of my unit and my association wants to paint over it. It looks like it could be a more serious issue but they said I shouldn’t worry about it. – “Can They Do That?”
Cracks in Stucco
Aired 4/21/2020
My association wants to levy a special assessment to pay for remodeling the lobby. The board claims it’s a common expense so all unit owners are equally responsible for the cost. – “Can They Do That?”
Special Assessment
Aired 3/18/2020
We have an owner at our board meetings who is a hothead and very disruptive. They want to keep attending the meetings even though they cause so much trouble. – “Can They Do That?”
Causing Trouble at Meetings
Aired 02/27/2020
An owner of our community association left a unit abandoned with termites, rodents, and garbage. If we hire a contractor to clean the unit and repair damages, is our association stuck with the bill? – “Can They Do That?”
Unit Abandoned with Pests
Aired 01/30/2020
There’s a developer that wants to build a brand new neighborhood right next to ours, but we’re worried it’s going to be disruptive. Can we oppose the development? – “Can They Do That?”
Opposing Development
Aired 11/26/2019
My neighborhood wants to amend leasing restrictions for the community. – “Can They Do That?”
Amend Leasing Restrictions
Aired 10/29/2019
Residents of a neighborhood were required to install fire alarm speakers in their bedrooms as part of association policy, but one couple refused. – “Can They Do That?”
Refusing Fire Alarm Installation
Aired 9/21/2019
A neighbor is flying a drone in your community and there are concerns he is spying on residents even though he assures the association that he has proper permits. – “Can They Do That?”
Drone Spying
Aired 8/28/2019
A neighbor is running a home business and customers are coming at all hours of the night, disrupting other homeowners. – “Can They Do That?”
Running a Home Business
Aired 7/24/2019
Can community associations force residents to leave during a storm? Can they turn off the power, leaving those who stay stranded? – “Can They Do That?”
Associations Forcing Residents to Leave During Storm
Aired 06/21/2019
Your association sent you a notice stating that they want to pool all reserve funds together because it will be more efficient. – “Can They Do That?”
Pooling Reserve Funds
Aired 5/16/2019
Your association is planning a big 4th of July party that also happens to be quite expensive. – “Can They Do That?”
Social Events as Common Expenses
Aired 4/17/2019
A neighbor’s unique emotional support animal is disturbing the entire building. They say it’s necessary. – “Can They Do That?”
Support Animal
Aired 3/22/2019
Walking around in the buff may be OK in your own place, but what happens if the neighbors complain. Can a condo association really make someone cover up in their own home? – “Can They Do That?”
Nudity in the Home
Aired 2/12/2019
Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida. Does that make it legal to smoke in a condo? – “Can They Do That?”
Marijuana in Condo
Aired 1/9/2019

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