By Darlys Walker

Published February 15, 2017

Having read the Grand Jury’s report, I don’t believe any of us should be surprised by their opinion. The attitude of many board members and attorneys, within the Florida condominium industry, are of the opinion that no matter what they do, the DPBR won’t really take much, if any, action.

During a recent property visit, I happened to be in the office as two board members and the landscape committee, along with the Cam, were going to walk the community to address the landscaping issues. A third board member came into the o0ffice and said he also would participate! The CAM manager informed him that this would be considered a meeting and without notice being properly delivered, it could not happen. The response was similar to what we hear far too often, “I checked with a very large law firm and they told me it was NOT a meeting, and that it was fine for 3 of the 5 board members to walk, without prior notice to the owner. And even if the DPBR received a complaint, they really wouldn’t do anything”!

Unfortunately, until more restrictive, immediate and tough actions are taken by the DPBR, this common sentiment won’t change!

As a disclaimer, to protect her license, the CAM did not participate in the walk and the attorney who reportedly gave “bad advice” was NOT Eric or his firm.

I do have a questions for thought though. Does the DBPR have the proper staffing or tools readily available to be more aggressive in their actions?

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