MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
By Jan Bergemann
Published December 24, 2015
We wish all of you -- and your families -- a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Published December 23, 2015
From myself and my staff
at Condominium Concepts Management, we wish each of you a very Merry
Christmas and a prosperous
CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 21, 2015
Jan, Darlys and I write a lot. We
write 52 columns a year for the past several years. No doubt,
thatís a lot of talk. While we have
NO QUORUM NEEDED AT HOA ELECTION
December 18, 2015
When CCFJ succeeded in pushing H7119 through the Florida
Legislature in 2013 it closed one serious loophole in the
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Kudos to Mrs. Turner
for fighting for her right to serve on the board of her
association. As a CAM firm, we are seeing more and more
NO QUORUM AT YOUR
H.O.A. ANNUAL MEETING? IT MAY NOT MATTER!
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 14, 2015
Our firm won an
interesting HOA election case two weeks ago in arbitration
before the DBPR. I think the case makes for some good
RELIGION IN ASSOCIATIONS: A BREEDING GROUND FOR LAWSUITS!
December 11, 2015
you know your history you know that religion caused more wars
than anything else. Itís not quite as bad in community
MY PROPERTY I CAN DO WHAT I WANT! YES, UNLESS YOU LIVE IN
A COA OR AN HOA!
Purchasing a home is usually the most expensive
investment people will make in their lifetime. Many owners
believe that with homeownership ...
RIGHT TO PRACTICE YOUR RELIGION MAY NOT BE AS STRONG AS YOU
THOUGHT IT WAS
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published December 7, 2015
So last week we blogged about the fact that your right to
display religious symbols on your own property is limited. In a
EVERY YEAR AGAIN: THE WAR OVER
December 4, 2015
Every year again: We read lots of media reports about owners
fighting with associations over Christmas decorations. Where I
YOUR RIGHTS OFFEND ME!
Published December 2, 2015
Oh my gosh! This time
of you is the absolute worst for Boards and CAMís. Not only are
you overworked and overstressed preparing ...
HOLIDAY DECORATIONS --- WHAT ARE THE LIMITS?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 30, 2015
Now that Thanksgiving is over, there's a race to get those
Christmas decorations up. It's no longer too early to
start. Twinkle the ...
PAYING BOARD MEMBERS? BAD IDEA!
November 27, 2015
Enacting a bill allowing associations
to pay board members for their ďservicesĒ will definitely
attract more candidates for the next annual ...
Read more ...
NO RIGHT ANSWER
November 25, 2015
The question as to whether
or not board members should be paid is a tough one. The really good
board members who work as a part
IS IT TIME TO RE-THINK PAYMENT TO DIRECTORS?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published November 23, 2015
It has been a long time since we blogged about whether or not
officers and directors of our Florida community associations
should get ...
HOA & Condo Blog
||Eric Glazer graduated from the University of
Miami School of Law in 1992 after receiving a B.A. from
NYU. He is currently entering his 20th year as a
community association law and is the owner of
Glazer and Associates, P.A. an eight attorney law firm in
and Hollywood. For the past two years Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and
HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show on 850 WFTL.
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 6,000 Floridians. He is certified as a
Circuit Court Mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and has
mediated dozens of disputes between associations and unit
owners. Finally, he recently argued the Cohn v. Grand
Condominium case before The Florida Supreme Court, which is
perhaps the single most important association law case decided
by the court in a decade.
Walker, Founder and CEO of Condominium Concepts
Management, Inc. (CCM), is recognized for her straight
talk, subject matter expertise, and valued insights
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,
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 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