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Webinar: Property Damage and Your Association – How to Protect Your Interests

Every community association will experience property damage during its lifespan. In addition to windstorms, fires and floods, there are everyday issues such as water leaks that can cause significant damage. Watch the replay of a panel discussion on what community associations need to do to prepare, manage, and successfully recover from the unexpected. Discussion included: […]

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CAI West Florida Chapter “Community Associations and COVID-19” Webinar

Becker, in association with the Community Associations Institute – West Florida Chapter, presented “Community Associations and COVID-19: What’s on the Horizon?” a webinar featuring Becker Shareholders David Muller, Kevin Edwards, and Steven Mezer. Panelists discussed how volunteer boards can safeguard their communities in light of COVID-19. Panelists: David Muller Shareholder Becker Kevin Edwards Shareholder Becker […]

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Keeping Politics Out of Your Community Association

Not surprisingly, the chatter about whether or not political signs should be permitted in private residential communities has increased as we draw closer to the elections in November. Let’s first discuss whether or not an owner in a Florida HOA has the “right” to install signs. The short answer is “no” with one exception. FL […]

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“Boards of Directors Can Hold Closed Meetings for Certain Purposes,” News-Press

Q: When can a condominium board of directors hold a meeting which is closed to the owners? (P.C., via e-mail)A: Pursuant to Section 718.112(2)(c) of the Florida Condominium Act, meetings of the board of administration at which a quorum of the board members is present must be properly noticed and open to all unit owners. […]

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“What’s New in Rules and Restrictions,” Community Association Management Insider

Shareholder Jennifer Horan weighs in on amending community association governing documents to include restrictions on the use of surveillance cameras. “The Ring doorbell has been a huge issue because the span [of the captured images] is so far that they can really see everything. Especially in connected homes, where you may share a driveway, people […]

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Appears in Episode 16 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

Becker Community Association Shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger participated in episode 16 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 webinar series. She was joined by Castle Group’s Founder and CEO James Donnelly as they continue exploring topics including the challenges associated with re-opening communities. Watch the webinar replay.  

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