ROC board members can meet their board certification requirement by attending the 6th Annual Community Association Festival at the Venice Community Center on February 17, 2016. Registration with a free continental breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. There will be several informative and entertaining speakers featured from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. We’ll break for
Division of Florida Condominiums
Retrofitting and Mobile Home ROC’s
Now that Memorial Day is behind us, and many of our "snowbirds" have returned to their northern homes, my blog followers who are managers or board members in resident owned manufactured housing cooperatives can turn their attention to subsections (5) and (6) Florida Statute Section 719.1055.
When I last checked, none of the manufactured…
A First Hand Look at Fair Housing
I woke up one morning this summer with a pain in the area of my right shoulder blade. I assumed that I’d just pulled or strained a muscle in my neck or back–that’s a fairly common but very temporary hazard of lifting weights and trying to maintain an active lifestyle for us "baby boomers".
Repairs versus Spending Limits in ROCs
Briny Breezes is a resident owned manufactured housing cooperative located in Palm Beach County.
Two of the community’s sea walls that protected the cooperative property needed repairs and upgrades. The directors of Briny Breezes, Inc., the cooperative association that owns and operates the community, hired an engineer who reported that the required repairs and upgrades…
Status Quo for CAMs and ROCs–For Now, At Least
Last week I posted an entry about attempts by some members of Florida’s legislature to eliminate the regulation of Community Association Managers as well as the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes and (for good measure) end mandatory non-binding arbitration for certain disputes between owners and the associations governing their communities.
ROC Alert: Proposed Committee Bill 11-01
I’ve spent part of the past few days in email correspondence and telephone and person to person discussions about Proposed Committee Bill (PCB) BCAS 11-01 with fellow community association attorneys, ROC managers, and concerned board members.
As you may already know, earlier this week, the Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee of the Florida House of…