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Covering Accessibility in Your CC&RsAt the risk of repeating ourselves about putting everything in your CC&Rs – make sure you cover accessibility requirements in there too. Making sure that you cover all the important issues in your association’s CC&Rs is the best way to protect yourself, your property, and your owners/residents. Why ADA Accessibility Should be in the CC&Rs There... read more
Pools and Recreation Areas – are they Public?In most cases, the division between what is public and private is clear. If you live in a single-family home with a pool in your backyard or a basketball hoop in your driveway, those are clearly private spaces. However, shared residential spaces, especially those at many condo associations, can blur the lines between what is... read more
Diamonds are a Firm’s Best FriendDiamond Level Winner—Legal Services(Winner 2023 and five previous RCA wins) We are proud to announce that for the 6th year in a row, our firm has received the highest level of recognition in the Florida Community Association Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards. We are incredibly honored to be recognized yet again as a Diamond Level Winner in the... read more
Handling Emotional Support AnimalsThe concept of ESAs (Emotional Support Animals) is wonderful. There’s no doubt that our beloved animal companions help us to destress. They can even naturally sense when we’ve had a rough day. However, they are not specially trained service animals. Depending on your HOA’s pet policy, you have to be careful with what you do... read more
ADA & Your HOA, an OverviewThe ADA – the American with Disabilities Act – is an afterthought for many Condo and Homeowner Associations in Florida, but it shouldn’t be. If your building was built before 1990, there may be some exclusions grandfathered in. So you may be wondering how the ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act – applies to your HOA... read more
What Happens When a Tenant Starts a Petition to Disband Your HOA?If a tenant starts a petition to disband your HOA, first off, do not panic. Go straight to your CC&Rs so you can be sure of the exact process and requirements laid out by your association. Reach out to your HOA attorney right away. Hopefully you already have an attorney with knowledge of your association,... read more
The Future of HOA Insurance Claims in South FloridaNone of us has a crystal ball to predict the future. (If you do – please let us know, that would be so helpful!) However, based on the past, we can make some informed inferences about how insurance claims will look going forward. Expect Stricter Policies Next to several years of large and damaging storms in Florida, fraudulent... read more
What Insurance Coverage Does Your HOA Need?Rising premium costs will have many associations looking for any way possible to save money on insurance and balance their budgets. That said, dropping insurance coverage is not a good way to go about saving money. Let’s talk about the things you absolutely should not forgo in an attempt to cut HOA costs. Liability Insurance Your association should... read more
Changes in Insurance For Your HOA: What You Need to KnowProperty insurance can be a touchy subject. Especially in Florida, just bringing up the subject can cause everyone in the room to prickle. Admittedly, the current landscape isn’t a lot of fun. That being said: the more knowledge you have, the better. Rising Insurance Costs Rising premium costs have been the state of affairs for... read more
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