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Community Update – October 2023

Community Update – October 2023

Special Notice

TEN-HUT BOARD MEMBERS AND MANAGERS! The Buzz is in the air… Becker’s Board Member Boot Camp is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! Join us on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:30AM – 3PM EST, at the Signature Grand, in Davie, Florida. Come prepared to be put through your paces by veteran community association attorneys, Donna DiMaggio Berger, Howard Perl, and Kenneth Direktor, who will cover a variety of topics directors need to know to fulfill their duties as members of a community association board. Registration, lunch, and parking are complimentary, but we are almost sold out, so register today!

In This Issue

This issue of CUP brings a range of topics for board members and managers. Whether you’re wondering how to handle fines, need practical tips to initiate the safeguarding of your investments, or struggling with a construction defect, we’ve got something for you. Don’t miss our featured podcast episode where Howard Perl sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger to discuss the benefits of rigorous board member education.

What if there is a leak in the unit; whose insurance covers the damage? Mark Friedman discusses the three parties involved in this helpful article, “Damage to Units.”

Community association officers and directors have a fiduciary relationship to the owners of homes or units in their community. Joseph Arena helps navigate this complicated and misunderstood relationship in, “Fiduciary Relationship and the Business Judgment Rule.”

Can a non-owner be a Board member in a condominium? The answer: it depends. Mark Friedman explains the Florida statute in the article, “Who May Run for the Board?

Community associations are generally governed by four governing documents and there is hierarchy amongst the documents. Jay Roberts emphasizes the importance of amending the correct governing document in, “THIS CASE: Joy v. Oaks Club Corp.

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