HURRICANE SEASON IS STARTING
Published May 25, 2018
Here in Florida it’s
not a matter of “IF” the next hurricane hits, it’s just a
matter of “WHEN” it hits.
Over the years we
have seen many hurricanes, some more devastating than others.
The real problem always starts when it comes to taking care of
the debris and repairing the damages the hurricane left us with.
associations it’s the responsibility of the association to take
care of the common interest property, not the property owned by
the deeded owners.
associations the association is in charge of common interest
property and repairing the buildings and amenities.
All in all:
Hopefully there is enough insurance coverage and reserve funds
to pay for all the damages a hurricane may leave behind.
Believe me: It’s
easier – and less expensive – to make sure that your community
is well prepared for a possible onslaught of a hurricane than
cleaning up the mess later.
Make sure that your
trees are well trimmed (best time is autumn or winter), that the
hurricane shutters (if you don’t have impact windows) are in
working order and that the roof of your building is in top
Nothing is safe when
a strong hurricane hits, but if your community/home is well
prepared there will be much less discussion after a hurricane
hit your community.
||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