By Darlys Walker

Published March 15, 2017

Legislators can pass all the laws they wish, but if there are no means by which to adjudicate them or adequately issue punishment for violation, then they are nothing but words on paper and we are no closer to addressing the deficiencies noted by the Miami Dade Grand Jury.

HB 1237, as submitted by House member Diaz, does little to address these issues and provide the DPBR with any real resolutions. While I agree, for the most part, with Eric’s comments in his blog on Monday. Let me add a few disagreements. Or should I say “food for thought”?

  1. I agree with Eric

  2. A management company should not be allowed to manage an association where they own a unit! This is a common practice of one of the largest management firms in South Florida. When a management transition occurs, there ALWAYS seems to be some questionable activity!

  3. Renters should NOT have any rights regarding the association

  4. Who is going to identify, enforce and punish?

  5. All associations should be required. We need to standardize and enforce across the board.

  6. We must not give the DPBR the support and wherewithal to enforce the statutes without exception.

  7. On this, I disagree with Eric. I believe setting term limits ensures not one individual gets to dominate the operation of an association. In most other states we service, term limits are set at 3 consecutive, 2 year terms and off for 2 years.

  8. I agree with Eric. This recall issue hasn’t been given much thought.

  9. The current statute adequately addressed this and allows the final decision to rest with the board, as it should.

  10. I completely agree with Eric, we don’t want to add a burden to the homeowner, but as I’ve said previously, we have to give the DPBR the right to enforce punishment and judgement to the fullest extent.

  11. I stick by my suggestion of requiring all HOA’s and COA’s to have legal counsel perform the elections.

  12. I agree with Eric, we can’t have board members removing board members. This would lead to more abuse of power claims.

As I stated in the beginning, this bill does little to really address the issues at hand. I agree with Eric, DO IT OVER!

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