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“Managing Common Housing Under the Threat of COVID-19,” FCAP Managers Report

Managers are on the front lines of many challenging issues for private residential communities but managing a pandemic is uncharted territory for most. With the number of cases of COVID-19 increasing in Florida and the fact that Governor DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency, proactive community association management professionals are thinking about how this […]

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“Avoiding Election Pitfalls,” FCAP Managers Report

Avoiding Election Pitfalls Many condominium associations are gearing up for, or in the midst of, election season, which presents challenges and questions regarding the election process. Condominium elections that fail to follow the procedures outlined in the Condominium Act, Florida Administrative Code, and the association’s governing documents can result in an election being voided. Homeowners’ […]

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“Back to Basics,” FCAP Managers Report

There are articles every month covering community association issues, which you can find from a plethora of sources. This magazine, other similar magazines, national magazines, newspaper articles, everyone’s favorite blog, attorney resources, Internet, etc. Most of these articles deal with specific issues, such as short term rentals, or emotional support animals, or the latest case […]

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“Say What?,” FCAP Managers Report

In terminating a third party vendor, a board of directors must be careful in disseminating information concerning the basis for its decision – especially if the decision was due to poor performance or contractual violations by the vendor. In Florida, a cause of action for defamation can be brought against a corporation, including specifically, a […]

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“Is Picking a Good Holiday Wine like Picking a Good Attorney?,” FCAP Managers Report

Is Picking a Good Holiday Wine like Picking a Good Attorney? As we approach the holidays, we often find ourselves in the hunt for a good bottle of wine to give as a gift. Each year the process of selecting a bottle of wine reminds us of challenges of picking a good attorney. How do […]

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“The Dynamics of Difficult People,” FCAP Managers Report

We all encounter difficult people in our lives. This is particularly true for property managers. In dealing with difficult people, and in order to maintain your sanity, finding an effective way of dealing with difficult people is critical. Effectiveness in dealing with difficult people begins with understanding the dynamics of the person and situation. It […]

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“Communication With Your Attorney,” FCAP Manager’s Report

Most attorneys are adept and accustomed to using a variety of forms of communication with their clients. Most attorneys will also charge for communications with their clients, so clients should consider what is best, not only in the context of cost, but also what is best for providing and receiving legal advice. As an attorney […]

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“Can My Association Board Pass a Rule Regarding That?” FCAP Managers Report

You attend your association’s monthly board of directors meeting because you notice an item on the agenda that piques your interest. The board of directors is scheduled to consider and pass a rule regarding _________ (you fill in the blank). You ask yourself “Can they do that?” The answer, as it is many times, is […]

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“Emotional Support Animal,” FCAP Managers Report

The following is a paraphrased example of the one question that we are asked most frequently: “I live in a condominium, which has had a “no pet amendment” since it was built.  A person recently purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog that barks all the time.  The owner signed all the […]

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“Construction Deposits, A New Reality to be Managed,” FCAP Managers Report

For many condominium and homeowners’ associations, 2019 will be a year to consider long overdue construction projects.  The 2018 legislature made it clear to condominium associations that if the project resulted in a modification of the common elements, a prior vote of approval by the membership is required.  Also, some projects will require bids per […]

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