IT’S THE LAW
Published October 4, 2019
Since many years I
hear complaints about the TRANSFER FEES. It’s a very common
complaint since it seems that every management company reads the
laws different. But no matter the language, the few letters
“$100” is international and should be understood by everybody.
As much as I
understand that the $100 amount for transfer fee may not be
sufficient to cover the expenses for background checks, I have
to remind the service providers about the phrase always being
used against homeowners complaining about certain rules that are
wrong in their opinion: “If you don’t like the rules (statutes)
go change them!”
That’s exactly what I would suggest to be attempted in the next
legislative session in Tallahassee.
before violating existing rules you may not like.
Otherwise you might
find yourself being named as the defendant in a lawsuit – and
lose big time: “Condo
boards ‘fatten coffers’ with illegal fees. Residents just won a
||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