Eric Glazer, Esq.
December 30, 2013
what a difference a year makes.
This time last year, we had no idea how many HOAs there
were in the State of Florida, unit owners weren't allowed to use
their cameras and cell phones to take pictures of the official
records, exorbitant fees were being charged by some management
companies for copies of records, HOA board members stayed on the
Board even when caught stealing association funds, HOAs weren't
required to insure those handling association funds, HOA
developers were basically able to freely amend the governing
documents, turnover from developer control in an HOA was much
harder to accomplish and HOA directors weren't required to get
that has now changed.
no question that as we say good-bye to 2013, we can look back
and call it a very productive year for owners of homes in our
community associations throughout the state.
Some times, voices are heard and hard work does pay off.
what does 2014 hold in store?
Hopefully, my column on this date next year will start
out saying "This time last year the D.B.P.R. was not able
to assist HOAs and their members and HOAs were still using a
terrible voting system that allowed for proxies and required a
30% quorum at meetings."
That's my wish and I resolve to do all I can to get that
first quarter of 2014 will be busy up in
. At the risk of
having some egg on my face, I will say however that I am
optimistic about getting our HOA reform bill passed.
Better late than never.
matter what lies ahead, we'll keep fighting the fight.
Andů..I wish all of you and your families a very happy
and healthy new year.