PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE!
Published April 10, 2020
I guess in the
moment we all have more time than money.
Getting bored at
home after Governor Ron DeSantis issued a STAY AT HOME
Here is a
suggestion: Read the governing documents of your community and
study the Florida statutes regulating your association.
Its high time to
finally do what you should have done a long time ago: Preferably
when you moved into your home located within a community
Knowing the Ins
and Outs of statutes and governing documents is
essential, especially if you plan on challenging the sitting
board and/or the management company after the pandemic is
finally in the history books.
I hope you are aware
that a bad board can easily ruin your personal finances, not
just the finances of your association: Remember: Your financial
welfare depends on good business decisions of the board and
many owners have lost their homes for example because the
board listened to bad advice from attorneys and/or management
companies and got involved in an expensive lawsuit. There is
barely any escape from the litigation vortex.
Your home is collateral for all the debts your association
||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