YOU CAN STILL BE PRODUCTIVE
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published April 6, 2020
You’re under a virtual quarantine? Haven’t been to work in a
while? Feeling a little trapped in your home? If you’re a
Board member…….when the going gets tough……..that’s no time to
shirk your responsibilities and turn off the world. In fact,
believe it or not, now may be the perfect time to attack
projects that you have been ignoring forever because you
previously had no time.
Let’s start with finally getting around to reading your
governing documents and figuring out what terms need updating.
You know you thought about it a million times. Well…now you
have time to address it. I’ll help. Maybe you want to focus on
whether or not your documents adequately address the following:
The “as amended from time to time” language;
Allows the association to collect the maximum amount of
interest and late fees;
Allows for the screening, approval and rejection of lessees
and purchasers of units;
Prohibiting short term rentals;
Defines who family members are and requires owners to submit
the names of family members entitled to use their unit;
Defines if anyone can occupy the unit in the absence of the
Allows the association to charge transfer fees for
Allows for a specific amount of board members rather than a
Making sure your documents properly qualify you as a 55 and
Maybe consider lowering the percentage required to make
amendments to the documents;
There are certainly other amendments that may come to your minds
and that may be specific to your community. Now is the time to
think about these things, not when life ultimately gets back to
normal and life becomes chaotic all over again. Utilize this
down time to stay active, remain productive and finish that
condo or HOA to-do list you and your other board members never
got around to finishing.
Stop staring at the TV and all the doom and gloom. Before you
know it, you’re going to wish you had the time to do the things
you now have the time to do.
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 Sachs, 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.