IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published August 3, 2015
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 ...
LET’S INVENT SOME EXTRA HOLIDAYS!
July 31, 2015
When I was first told that a condo board
waited six (6) business days to hold the recall meeting required
by law [FS 718.112(2)(j)]: The
NOT SO FAST
July 29, 2015
So, Eric wants to right a wrong by
having Legislators eliminate the holiday celebrating Jefferson
Davis birthday, Robert E Lees
IF YOU THOUGHT SOUTH CAROLINA WAS
LOOK AT YOUR OWN STATE
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published July 27, 2015
I think most lawyers would agree that some cases
are simply more interesting than others. Over the last few
weeks I have had the ....
WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE?
July 24, 2015
Despite the fact
that the statutes clearly state that owners can (video)tape all
public meetings of the association and that the media has ...
July 22, 2015
Transparency is the most abused word in today’s language. Over
the past 7 years politicians from the White House down, claim if
LET’S GO TO THE VIDEO TAPE
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published July 20, 2015
Although some Board members and
unit owners often object, Florida community association law is
clear, unit owners have the
NEW COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BILLS –
ANYTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT?
July 17, 2015
Honestly, I don’t really think so. The language in some of these
bills is horrendous – as usual – and instead of clarifying
THIS IS WHY BOARD
CERTIFICATION IS SO IMPORTANT!
July 15, 2015
As Eric noted in
Monday’s blog, the Florida statute governing Condominium
Associations and Homeowner Associations is ever ...
SOME OTHER NEW LAWS THAT MAY OR MAY
NOT APPLY IN YOUR ASSOCIATION
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published July 13, 2015
We already blogged about a new law that will bring further chaos
and confusion to the association election process, and that is
the law that ...
IS THE NEW LAW FIXING “EMINENT DOMAIN” FOR CONDOS?
July 10, 2015
It took two Democrats (Senator Geller and Representative
Schwartz) in 2007 to create an outrageous “eminent domain”
provision for ...
A DAY LATE AND MANY DOLLARS SHORT
July 8, 2015
Finally the Florida Legislators
made a decision that benefits owners who live in a community
with an Association. Unfortunately, the bulk
FLORIDA LEGISLATURE CORRECTS FLAWED
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published July 6, 2015
When the foreclosure crisis was at its peak, developers were
complaining that they were in effect stuck with numerous
ELECTRONIC VOTING? ARE THE
July 3, 2015
George Moraitis filed H 791, a community association bill
full of nasty surprises. Common sense? Not much common sense
contained in this ...
July 1, 2015
The passing of the recent bill allowing “online voting” is
absolutely crazy and a waste of time in that Florida Legislators
could have been ...
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