Rembaum's Association Roundup

Use Right Suspensions and Fining, and Protesting Board Action Through Non-Payment of Assessments

Not too long ago, both condominium and homeowners’ associations were provided legislative gift. Regardless of whether or not your community’s declaration provides for use right and voting right suspensions, and fining provisions, the Florida Legislature provided for them for you. They even provided the procedural mechanism to enact them, too. In so far as a […]

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Elections, Insurance, and a Senseless Death

This season, more than any other of late, the issue of condominium election ballot verification reared up.  The condominium election process is unique and very regulated.  In addition to many other requirements, ballots are to be placed in an inner plain and unmarked envelope which is to be placed inside a larger envelope which must, as […]

Tell Ole Pharaoh, Let My People Go!

Almost every year, around this time, I hear “our condominium association won’t let us build a Sukkah, but allows Christmas trees and menorahs. The board is discriminating and I am going to sue!” Before you do that, there are a few things to consider. Let’s start by asking,  “What is a Sukkah?” A Sukkah is […]

The Interim Status of House Bill 319

Around this time every year, association boards everywhere want to know how this year’s proposed legislation will affect their association.  Me too! The truth is, it is impossible to guess which parts of a proposed bill will actually survive the legislative process. As far as 2012 is concerned, this year’s legislative bill that most affects […]

Election Propaganda

While the spoils belong to the winner, don’t let sour grapes spoil your association’s election. There are many ways to spoil an election. To name just a few, the ballots may not have all of the candidate’s names listed; in a condominium election, the premature opening of the outer envelopes often leads to a new […]

New Mediation Requirements to Usher in the New Year

In a few short days, the year 2012 will arrive. By now, our entire nation has felt the impact of the mortgage foreclosure crisis. We have learned that the situation was far more grave than we were initially led to believe. Meanwhile, the cost of living continues to rise, while long standing benefits and income […]

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