IS THERE "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" IN DICTATORIAL
April 29, 2016
I guess we all know that there is a
so-called First Amendment that guarantees us "FREEDOM OF
SPEECH." But it seems not everybody
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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
Published April 27, 2016
My mother always
taught me. “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything
at all!” She also use to say, “Don’t cut your nose off to
THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS ALIVE AND
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 25, 2016
Some justice was done in an Orange County courtroom last week.
The firm’s client was sued by her association because she
April 22, 2016
I guess we all have seen it:
Neighbors trying to circumvent rules and regulations
Many people just think that cheating is part of the daily game
CHECK OUT VRBO OR AIRBNB
Published April 20, 2016
One of the most common sites used
for daily or weekly rentals is VRBO or “Vacation Rental by
Owner” or AirBNB. These sites
THAT’S NOT MY TENANT ---- THAT’S MY
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 18, 2016
Last week we blogged about the association’s ability or perhaps
inability, to limit the number of rentals in the community. We
IS A CONTRACT ALWAYS A CONTRACT?
April 15, 2016
Let's face it: It very much depends
who will benefit from a possible change of the contract. Funny
enough, if it goes against owners, contracts...
STANDARDS FOR RENTERS
Published April 13, 2016
Besides board elections, there is no activity that causes more
animosity than owners versus renters. Most owners, who occupy their
RESTRICTING RENTALS? CAN IT BE DONE?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 11, 2016
I’m always asked what can be done to prevent our community from
completely turning into a rental community. The answer
SCAMS, EMBEZZLEMENT, ELECTION FRAUD – BUSINESS AS USUAL IN
FLORIDA’S COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
April 8, 2016
Let’s face it: Scams, embezzlement and election fraud will be
part of Florida’s community association business as long as the
I SOUNDING LIKE A BROKEN RECORD?
Published April 6, 2016
Over the past 3+ years we have
been writing this blog, I have gained a tremendous amount of insight
into several things that plague
WELL WHAT ABOUT HOAs and WHAT DO WE
DO ABOUT VOTER FRAUD?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 4, 2016
The three of us were certainly
flattered by how many people read and participated in our blog
discussion last week regarding
PROTECTING THE SCUMBAGS?
April 1, 2016
To me it always looks like the Florida
legislature and law enforcement are protecting the folks
violating the laws – instead of protecting
HOA & Condo Blog
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.
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.
Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts
Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight
talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights
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,
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 is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
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
- 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
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