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Episode 30: Can an Owner Sue the Board if They Disagree With a Capital Improvement?

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 […]

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Episode 28: Hiring a Board Member for Maintenance Contract – Can They Do That?

“Our association is considering hiring one of the board members to perform maintenance services in our community – Can they do that?” Becker Shareholder Elizabeth A. Lanham-Patrie discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do […]

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Episode 27: Can My Employer Require Me to Come to Work? – Can They Do That

“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?” Becker Shareholder Jamie Dokovna discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to […]

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Episode 26: Can My Employer Require Me to Be Vaccinated? – Can They Do That?

“My employer has said that all employees will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccination, even though the vaccine doesn’t have full FDA approval – Can they do that?” Becker Shareholder Jamie Dokovna discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. […]

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Episode 25: Can My Employer Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination? – Can They Do That?

“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?” Becker Shareholder Jamie Dokovna discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They […]

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Episode 23: Can Board Change the Way We Fund Reserves – Can They Do That?

Our board has proposed a budget in which they’re changing the way we’re funding reserves. – “Can They Do That?” Becker Shareholder Kenneth S. Direktor discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles […]

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Episode 22: Condominium Funding Reserves – “Can They Do That?”

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?” Becker Shareholder Kenneth S. Direktor discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. […]

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Episode 20: Association Hurricane Shutdowns – “Can They Do That?”

“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?” Becker Shareholder Howard J. Perl discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, […]

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Episode 18: City Notice That Property Is in Violation of Local Code – “Can They Do That?”

“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?” Becker Shareholder Jeremy Shir discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. […]

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“Episode 19: Unofficial Community Website Causing Harm.”– “Can They Do That?”

“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?” Becker attorney Rachel Farkas discusses in a brand new episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s […]

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Episode 17: Insurance Company Litigating Local Claims Out of State – “Can They Do That?”

“The insurance company wants to take my Florida claim and litigate in New York. Can they do that?” Find out the answer from Becker Shareholder Hugo Alvarez. When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles some of the unique […]

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Episode 13: Disruptive Owners Interfering at Board Meetings – “Can They Do That?”

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. Find out the answer in this month’s episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video […]

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Episode 12: Damages Stemming From an Abandoned Unit – “Can They Do That?”

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? Find out the answer in this month’s episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more […]

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Episode 11: Adjacent Development Planned Next to Community – “Can They Do That?”

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? Find out the answer in this month’s episode! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, […]

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Episode 10: Amending Leasing Restrictions – “Can They Do That?”

Your association used to have leasing restrictions that allowed for annual rentals. They just changed the rules and now only seasonal rentals are permitted. “Can They Do That?” When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles some of the […]

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Episode 09: Refusing to Install Fire Alarm Speakers – “Can They Do That?”

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? When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles some of the unique […]

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Episode 08: Drones in Your Community – “Can They Do That?”

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. This is raising the question, “Can They Do That?” When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s […]

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Episode 07: Visitors at All Hours of The Night – “Can They Do That?”

A neighbor is running a home business and customers are coming at all hours of the night and disrupting other homeowners. Can they do that? Find out in Episode 07! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles some […]

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Episode 06: Can Associations Force Residents to Leave During a Hurricane? – “Can They Do That?”

Not everyone chooses to evacuate during dangerous storms. Can community associations force residents to leave? Can they turn off the power and elevators, leaving those who stay stranded? Community association members across the state are asking, “Can They Do That?” When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than […]

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Episode 05: Pooling Your Community Association Reserve Funds Together – “Can They Do That?”

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? Find out in Episode 05! When it comes to association rules and bylaws, there seem to be more questions than answers. Becker’s video series, “Can They Do That?” tackles […]

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