WARNING SIGNS IGNORED?
Published March 19, 2021
Paying attention to warning signs can be very important –
especially for your financial health. Small repairs and
maintenance projects can turn into serious jobs at a high cost –
high costs that could have been avoided if early warning signs
would have been observed.
It is one thing to have fully funded reserves, but that
shouldn’t mean that your association should waste money by
ignoring early warning signs and waiting with repairs until
things are falling apart.
A leak in the roof can easily be fixed if early detected and can
be quickly repaired at a reasonable price, instead of waiting to
call the roofer until the leak has created serious damage to the
building and owners are suing the association for damages caused
by the leak.
This is just one of many examples why early warning signs should
not be ignored.
||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