2019

 

THE LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 18, 2019

It’s that time of year again when The Florida Legislature convenes in order to debate and pass new ...

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ACCESS TO UNITS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 15, 2019

Once again we are talking about an important issue, important especially for snowbirds or folks who ...

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KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

By Darlys Walker

Published March 6, 2019  

Eric is absolutely correct. You should always let your friendly neighbors or management office know ...

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OUT OF SIGHT DOES NOT MEAN OUT OF MIND

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 11, 2019

I like to re-publish this article every few years because it is so important. As we get closer to spring and summer...

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NOT MANY “VESTED RIGHTS”

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 8, 2019

Let’s be very honest, no matter what rumors say, there are very few vested rights for owners in community ...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VESTED INTEREST AND BEING GRANDFATHERED IN?

By Darlys Walker

Published March 13, 2019  

After reading Eric’s blog, I wondered what exactly the difference between “vested interest” and ...

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SO WHAT ARE VESTED RIGHTS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 4, 2019

Sometimes, a unit owner will take the position that the association can’t take certain action against ...

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ONLY DISHONEST DIRECTORS ARE IN THE CROSSHAIRS

By Jan Bergemann

Published March 1, 2019

Actually, every honest director should support this bill. The only ones who have to fear this bill are the ones ...

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING

By Darlys Walker

Published February 27, 2019  

Let’s say you are a Board member and you “suspect” one of the other Board members is getting kickbacks ...

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DIRECTORS ARE IN THE CROSS HAIRS YET AGAIN

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 25, 2019

Two years ago, you may remember that a Miami Dade Grand Jury issued a scathing report about condominium ...

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STATUTES DIFFER?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 22, 2019

The statutes for the variety of community associations (FS 718, FS 719, FS 720 and FS 723) differ – and that’s ...

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DIFFERENT, BUT THE SAME

By Darlys Walker

Published February 20, 2019

For years we have discussed how differently condominium associations are regulated, as opposed to ...

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OTHER LAWSUIT ISSUES

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 18, 2019

We all know that the condo and HOA statutes contain differences that often times don’t make any ...

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YOU ARE BEING SUED!

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 15, 2019

In our sue-happy society it just happens all too often. Many of these lawsuits are in my opinion frivolous...

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TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

By Darlys Walker

Published February 13, 2019

Don’t procrastinate when you believe a situation might lead to litigation. Inform your carrier immediately. Make ...

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YOU HAVE BEEN SUED – NOW WHAT?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 11, 2019

Last week we spoke about what you want to see in a law firm or attorney.  Let’s take it one step further ...

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PICKING THE RIGHT ATTORNEY?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 8, 2019

Board members should always remember: A good attorney can save them lots of money while a bad attorney ...

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BEWARE OF WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

By Darlys Walker

Published February 6, 2019

Based on my experience, of the 127 attorneys certified in condominiums and planned development law, ...

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SO WHAT ABOUT THE ATTORNEY?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 4, 2019

It’s been a while since I blogged about me, or more specifically, attorneys that represent community ...

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DO YOU REALLY WANT TO PRESERVE THE COVENANTS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 1, 2019

The Florida Legislature – in its infinite wisdom – created FS 720.303(2)(e), another way to preserve the CC&Rs ...

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NEW YEAR. NEW LAWS. NEW BOARDS.

By Darlys Walker

Published January 30, 2019

Let’s start the year off moving in the right direction! Every January, many association Boards turnover ...

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MAJOR NEW RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOA DIRECTORS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 28, 2019

As many officers and directors of Florida homeowner associations have learned the hard way and ...

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ARBITRATION SECTION OF THE DIVISION? USELESS!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 25, 2019

According to a bill proposal of the Florida BAR – not officially published yet – the Arbitration Section...

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

By Darlys Walker

Published January 23, 2019

If the legislative findings, outlined in Eric’s blog, indicate that the current DBPR arbitrators are not ...

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THE DEATH OF CONDO ARBITRATION MAY BE NEAR

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 21, 2019

As you all know, Florida law currently mandates that condominium “disputes” are mediated before ...

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WEBSITE? SO WHAT?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 18, 2019

No doubt, the idea behind requiring condo associations to have a website where all official documents ...

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MANAGEMENT COMPANIES SHOULD BE THRILLED

By Darlys Walker

Published January 16, 2019  

FLS 718.111 (12) requires that all associations with 150 units or more make documents readily accessible ...

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IS YOUR CONDO WEBSITE UP AND RUNNING?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 14, 2019

The minute it struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, large scale condominium associations were ...

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SHORT TERM RENTALS? NOTHING BUT HEADACHES!

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 11, 2019

The battles between short-term rental companies like AirBNB and counties, cities and community ...

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NO RENTERS ALLOWED!

By Darlys Walker

Published January 9, 2019  

AIRBNB and VRBO’s have become one of the most controversial issues starting back in 2017...

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AIR BNB UPDATE AND –REQUIRING THAT YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 7, 2019

A very interesting courtroom battle was decided at Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeals last month.  In ...

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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer

Eric Glazer graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community association law for more than 2

decades and is the owner of Glazer and Associates, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.

 

Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.

   

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

   

He is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000 Floridians all across the state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest of Florida community association members.


Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

 

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.

Jan Bergemann

Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!

 

CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.

 

The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.

Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.

   
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !