By Jan Bergemann

Published December 20, 2019

Well, it’s this time of the year again. For me it’s: MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And, since I like to believe in Santa Claus, I left a wish-list in my polished shoe on December 6 – as is an old German custom. On my WISH-LIST: HOA REFORM – and a FUNCTIONAL DIVISION OF CONDOMINIUMS, especially with Division arbitrators who follow the written law and don’t start interpreting laws their own way, unsuccessfully reading between the lines. What we have seen this year in arbitration rulings could be considered a joke, if it wouldn’t be so sad.

I just hope that our legislators find it in their hearts to use more money of the condo trust fund to pay for arbitrators that are knowledgeable, not the trash that is being hired by the Division in the moment.

Sorry, I know that wasn’t really said in the holiday-spirit – but it came from my heart!

Thank you for reading and commenting on our blog this year – and we will continue after the holidays with more HOA and CONDOMINIUM topics.

I wish all of you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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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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