NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 4, 2021
Well that was quite a year wasn’t it? 2020 was without a doubt
the gloomiest, most depressing year that most of us have
encountered in our lifetimes. It could not have ended soon
enough. I don’t think it’s sufficient to just put it in the
rear view mirror and forget about it. It would be a shame if we
look at 2020 as simply a year of destruction. We have to at
least be able to say that we learned some life lessons from the
tragedies and insanity that so many families suffered. Let’s at
least try to salvage something from the insane year that it was
Every year everyone seems to make new year’s resolutions. They
stick with them for a few weeks and usually forget about them by
February. I would like to think that this year, we are better
than that. I would like to think that since we just went
through hell together, we should certainly be able to get along
with each other when the going is not a tough as it was in 2020
and 2021 begins to return all of us to a normal life again. So,
as the theme song to the Condo Craze Radio Show says……”Why Can’t
We Be Friends?” To help us get there, I created these
resolutions that I hope we can all stick to in the year ahead.
Five Resolutions for Board Members;
I will continue to do all I can to keep up interest in the
affairs of the community; primarily by ensuring that all
meetings of whatever kind remain broadcast and accessible by
ZOOM or other video platforms.
I will do all I can to ensure transparency in the community,
making sure our website complies with the law (if we are a
condo with 150 or more units) and will even consider
creating a website for our community that contains our
official records and notices of our meetings, even if I live
in a community that is not required to maintain a website by
I will allow even the biggest loudmouth in the community the
right to speak at all board meetings.
I will read the governing documents of my community and
attempt to update the documents if required.
I will never get certified by signing a self serving
ridiculous form, but instead I will take an educational
course once annually, even if I am already certified. My
fiduciary duty to the owners demands nothing less.
Five Resolutions for Owners:
If my Board keeps their promise to ZOOM meetings, I promise
to log in and participate.
I will not make baseless allegations of board members
stealing and taking kickbacks unless I have absolute
undeniable proof of same.
I will not just appear at Board meetings to criticize the
present administration, but I will also thank them when
deserved, and ask them if I can help in any way.
When I have a legitimate complaint, I will present it to the
Board and management in a professional manner. I will not
appear at Board meetings simply screaming and yelling. My
complaints will be presented in writing and at the meetings
but in a manner that invites further communication,
explanations and responses from the board and does not make
personal attacks on any board member.
I will also take a Board Member Certification Course in
order that I learn about the association laws and understand
the massive responsibility each board member has on his or
Ladies and gentlemen: Wishing you good luck, happiness and of
course good health in 2021.
HOA & Condo Blog
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 Sachs, 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.
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.