By Jan Bergemann

Published November 23, 2018


Looking back to the last year I think there is a lot I and my lovely wife Dianne can be thankful for. Staying with the topic of this blog: We sold the house in the HOA in Pompano Beach – and have no longer to deal with homeowners’ associations in our private lives. Thank you!


Talking homeowners’ associations? We sold the house officially on September 7, but we still receive “Late Fee Notices” and the annual election invite (with proxy) from the HOA. And we can’t complain to the management company since e-mails to the company’s boss are rejected with the note: “Mailbox is full!” It’s just amazing how dysfunctional many of these homeowners’ associations really are.


This alone is a good enough reason for being thankful that we no longer have to deal with any kind of dictatorship called “HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION”.


We live happily in our home in Deland, having nice neighbors – some are actually cows – and don’t have to be afraid any longer when the door-bell rings that somebody is serving us with a violation notice – or when opening the computer finding e-mails from a board member who obviously has mental problems!


And I would like to thank our servicemen – and women – and our law enforcement agents for doing as good a job as they can under the circumstances in our nation. We should be thankful that we have laws – laws that should be enforced and not interpreted by folks who rather want to be politically correct instead of following the law – and that includes judges. Many people in this country seem to forget that even Merriam-Webster makes a big difference between “LEGAL” and “ILLEGAL.”


I just hope that you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner and find as well in the coming year many things you are able to be thankful for!

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Jan Bergemann Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida 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 Tallahassee - 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 Florida 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 in Florida !

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