CHOOSING THE ASSOCIATION’S ATTORNEY

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published March 2, 2015

For obvious reasons, this may be the toughest column I ever wrote.  In fact, I’m not going to say much at all, as I want you guys to tell me ...

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BUSINESS JUDGMENT RULE: GREAT RULE TO HIDE FOR THE BAD GUYS?

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 27, 2015

It's really a sad state of affairs when the welfare of our families in our homes is regulated by the BUSINESS JUDGMENT RULE! It may ...

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SO WHAT IS REASONABLE?

By Darlys Walker

Published February 25, 2015

Many Boards hide behind the word “reasonable” especially HOA Boards. The definition as shown by ...

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THE FLORIDA BUSINESS JUDGMENT RULE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 23, 2015

Last week, we spoke about how difficult it is to obtain personal liability against an individual director of a community association.  The plaintiff ...

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THE FIGHT OVER PROXIES

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 20, 2015  

Every year at election time there is a fight over proxies mainly in HOAs – allowed or not allowed, valid or not! The Condo Act...

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TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YOUR ASSOCIATION

By Darlys Walker

Published February 18, 2015

There are certainly times when unethical Boards need to suffer the consequences of their inappropriate actions. But what ...

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GETTING PERSONAL

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 16, 2015

So you want to be on the Board of Directors. Did you ever wonder whether or not by being on the Board, you are subjecting yourself to ...

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EVERY YEAR AGAIN: THE ARGUMENT ABOUT FINANCIAL REPORTING!

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 13, 2015

A very famous German Christmas Carol starts with the words: “Every year again ….” .  And every year again we see the arguments ...

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ABOVE THE LAW

By Darlys Walker

Published February 11, 2015

Eric outlined the legal requirements for yearend reporting for COA’s and HOA’s. But maybe it is time to think beyond the ...

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YEAR END FINANCIAL REPORTING

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 9, 2015

It’s time to tell the members of the association all about the association’s finances, like it or not.  Both the Florida condominium and ...

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MEDIATION – IT’S ALL ABOUT GOOD FAITH

By Jan Bergemann

Published February 6, 2015

We hear a lot about mediation – some good, some bad. Over the years – listening to all the mediation stories – I have come to the ...

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DON’T LOOK TO YOUR CAM FOR MEDIATION

By Darlys Walker

Published February 4, 2015

Arbitration/Mediation is without a doubt a great resource for conflict resolution. Unfortunately, far too often their CAM ’s who obviously are ...

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YOU MAY WANT TO WAIT BEFORE YOU LITIGATE

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 2, 2015

Funny how things work sometimes.  Over the past 23 years, I have noticed an interesting pattern in Florida community associations.  When ...

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ARE YOU BUYING THE VIEW?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 30, 2015

It seems many home and condo buyers are under the impression that they are buying the view when they are paying extra for the view ...

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Bogey?

By Darlys Walker

Published January 28, 2015

Golfers know that a bogey is a score one over par on any individual golf hole. But for those living in a golf course community, I would ...

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FORE!

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 26, 2015

I just researched why golfers often times yell the word “FORE” when they’re about to hit a golf ball.  It’s basically done as a warning ...

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COLLECTING RENT FROM RENTERS TO PAY FOR UNPAID DUES?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 23, 2015

Since our Florida legislators are obviously getting too much money in campaign funds from the banking lobby, the legislature created all ...

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DON’T READ MORE INTO THE LAW THAN INTENDED!

By Darlys Walker

Published January 21, 2015

The law has passed providing for Associations to have the ability to recoup delinquent fees by collecting rent from occupants, of the unit, ...

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FINALLY  - A REMEDY THAT WORKS FOR ASSOCIATIONS

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 19, 2015

Over the last several years, the issue of delinquencies in our Florida community associations became worse and worse.  The more people ...

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Election Results – Public Record?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 16, 2015

This week we were blogging again about elections --and what all goes wrong. Believe me: Election disputes are most likely the most ...

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HOA’s ARE OUT OF LUCK WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTIONS

By Darlys Walker

Published January 14, 2015

Yes, condominiums have it made when it comes to governing rules for their elections. When in doubt they can always call the ...

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DON’T MAKE MISTAKES AT YOUR ELECTION

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 12, 2015

Here we go. It’s election time again in your community association. Year after year, we see some of the same mistakes, so let’s just review ...

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – QUICKLY FORGOTTEN?

By Jan Bergemann

Published January 9, 2015

Most New Year’s resolutions are quickly forgotten. Remember the times when you made resolutions like: Stop Smoking, Stop Drinking ...

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FRESH BEGINNING

By Darlys Walker

Published January 7, 2015

I learned a long time ago there is no use in making resolutions. Because like most people, I don't keep them for long and then I beat ...

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A NEW YEAR

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published January 5, 2015

Each year at this time the New Year’s Resolutions start flying.  We promise ourselves that from now on we will do this or that to make us ...

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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 eight attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Naples.

  

The firm also has satellite offices in Tampa and Fort Myers.   Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show 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 8,000 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 !