SHOULD CONDOS BE FILLING
February 16, 2017
Since my opinion
about electric cars and condos being used as filling stations is
very short, below a legislative update about the community
association bills still in the running.
Itís all nice about
electric cars, but in my opinion condo garages should not serve
as their filling stations. I think condo boards should make sure
that all electrical outlets accessible for cars should be closed
up, so no owner of an electric car can load his car at the
expense of the neighbors. Otherwise there will be lots of
lawsuits Ė fighting over the electrical bills.
With only 6 weeks to
go in the 2018 legislative session most of the community
association bills are presumed dead Ė if no unexpected miracles
In my opinion only
these few bills still have a chance to reach the Governorís
The bill passed the
House Judiciary Committee. Itís a horrible bill and Moraitis
failed to amend some provisions that are absolutely anti-owner.
Itís his legacy to be the most anti-owner legislator in Florida
history when he Ė thank god Ė has to leave the legislature in
November. I really love the fact that Florida has term-limits
for legislators. Moraitis is out Ė hopefully never to be heard
off again. We will try to get Governor Rick Scott to veto the
bill. He runs for higher office and canít really afford to get
so many homeowners angry!
Covenants and Restrictions
This bill deals with
the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) revitalizing and reviving
covenants or restrictions. The House bill has been placed on the
Calendar and looks like itís passing with flying colors.
||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