HURRY UP! A NEW LAW REQUIRES BOARDS TO RESPOND WITHIN 7 DAYS TO LEASE APPLICATIONS

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 26, 2016

We have talked a lot about boards and management companies taking their “sweet” time responding to applications from potential ...

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SPECIAL FORCES. SPECIAL TREATMENT

By Darlys Walker

Published August 24, 2016

As we are all aware, we live in a volatile society. As Americans, we owe a tremendous amount of gratitude and honor to our armed ...

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ASSOCIATIONS MUST ACT QUICK WHEN A SERVICE MEMBER WANTS TO MOVE IN

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 22, 2016 

Lots of associations have the right to screen and reject proposed renters of homes and units in their communities. I previously blogged ...

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EDUCATION THAT CAN SAVE YOUR HOME!

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 19, 2016

Always remember: A community association is a business, a business that often has a huge budget. And then you have volunteers running ...

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SOMETIMES THE GRASS IS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 17, 2016

Condominium and homeowner associations are the same, no matter how much your monthly fees are, no matter how big or small your ...

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 15, 2016 

It’s the end of the summer. Millions of kids across our state have to suck it up and return to school. And if the kids have to endure school ...

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INSTALLATION OF FIRE-SPRINKLERS

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 12, 2016

Let’s make one thing very clear: If your condo building has no fire-sprinklers yet, you can either save money or you can save lives. There ...

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IF YOU DIDN’T OPT OUT, REMEMBER NFPA-72!

By Darlys Walker

Published August 10, 2016   

The board did the math, the board got three bids, you listed out the pros and cons and after many discussions the decision was made ...

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TICK TOCK – TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO OPT-OUT OF THE FIRE SPRINKLER REQUIREMENT

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 8, 2016 

Let’s narrow the issues right off the bat. You only need to keep reading if your building is 75 feet or more in height, measured from ...

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WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE INTO A NO-PET COMMUNITY OWNING A PET?

By Jan Bergemann

Published August 5, 2016

I always ask myself: Why do people move into a no-pet community if they have or want a pet? Let’s make no mistake: I like pets ...

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HOW FAR WILL SOMEONE GO TO BEAT THE SYSTEM?

By Darlys Walker

Published August 3, 2016 

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 regulations, the definition of a service animal is “Any dog that is ...

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SERVICE ANIMALS AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS – PART 2

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published August 1, 2016 

Great response from our readers to Part 1 last week. Now let’s talk about the applicable laws and some do’s and don’ts. For most community ...

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SERVICE ANIMAL -- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL: HUGE LEGAL DIFFERENCE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 29, 2016   

It seems that many people have a hard time understanding the difference between a SERVICE ANIMAL and an ...

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NO ONE IS GETTING HURT, RIGHT?

By Darlys Walker

Published July 27, 2016

With the increased trend of registering animals as “Emotional Support Animals”, is it really hurting anyone? The answer is a resounding ...

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CAN SUPPORT ANIMALS BE PREVENTED FROM LIVING AT YOUR NO PET CONDO?Part 1

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 25, 2016 

In all my years of practice, I can tell you that the debate over whether emotional support animals should be entitled to occupy a no-pet ...

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: YOU’RE LEAVING THE AMERICAN ZONE!

By Jan Bergemann

Published July 22, 2016

We hear so much about our Constitution and the Amendments and the rights given to us by the Constitutions and the amendments. Guess...

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IS THERE ADDED LIABILITY FOR THE ASSOCIATION?

By Darlys Walker

Published July 20, 2016

There are several scenarios where association boards seem to have promoted the implied potential use of a gun! For instance, the board ...

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CAN THE BOARD BAN GUNS FROM THE COMMON AREAS?

By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published July 18, 2016 

I don’t know why some people feel a need to bring their concealed weapon to the poker table or mah-jong game in the clubhouse, but ...

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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer

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 Associates, 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.

   

See: www.condocrazeandhoas.com.

   

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.


Darlys Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights regarding real  

state management, leasing, and HOAs. Her company serves a diverse portfolio of properties, from 16-units up to 600 as well as large mixed-use developments.  

 

   From its beginnings in 2000, CCM has become a well-respected asset manager and now works with over 100 associations with 16,000 units served by over 300 employees. Darlys and her team deliver resources and responsiveness through six regional offices - in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, Nashville and Atlanta.

  

   Darlys Walker is best known for her passion and precision, understanding that the only difference that matters in today's demanding marketplace is service delivery ... doing what is promised and what is right. She knows that every community serves two masters ... the property owner/developer and the resident/homeowner. "If we are not equally responsive to both, we are not doing our job," she states.  

 

   Her clients say it best: "Darlys really knows her stuff" ... "at the top of her profession and it shows in the caliber of her clients" ... "delivers quality resources that match up well with needs and expectations that are really rigorous."  

 

   She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in four states, holds an Associate's Degree in Marketing and has earned the Accredited Real Estate Manager designation from the Georgia Institute of Real Estate Management. Also she is one of few certified as a Lead-Based Paint Abatement & Removal Trainer in Georgia.

  

   Darlys Walker and her team have been selected to manage the condominium conversion process and day-to-day operations for many of the Southeast's most high-profile condominium communities including luxury high-rises, mid-rises and garden-style homes. Most recently she has been recognized as an expert in 're-versions' of communities from condominiums to leased homes, as well as repositioning projects. A visionary and a tireless perfectionist, Darlys demonstrates hands-on leadership, working individually with each client and staff associate to achieve defined business outcomes and satisfaction.  

  For more information about Darlys Walker and Condominium Concepts Management, Inc. please visit www.condominiumconcepts.com.

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 !