MOST DEVELOPERS ARE A PIECE OF WORK!
Published November 8, 2019
The horror stories I’m hearing
about developers are often outrageous. Some of these developers
are working since Day 1 of the development on cheating the
Promises are broken,
maintenance fees are used for the developers own advantage and
the quality of the homes and the amenities are often disastrous.
But, since developers in Florida have great lobbyists with deep
pockets, the Florida legislature allows them to get away with it
– at the expense of the homeowners.
And if something goes really
wrong for the developers in a court of law, they quickly turn to
the legislators to set it again straight in their favor.
And if the developer knows that
he/she has to turnover control of the community to homeowners,
many developers are smart enough to groom some homeowners to be
elected to the board to make sure that the association is not
suing the developer for shoddy work. Funny, there seem to be
always a few homeowners willing to “screw” their neighbors. And
before the other owners have figured it out, the warranties are
gone and all the necessary repairs have to be paid by the
Wake up people – it’s your
But if you think that
developers of homeowners’ associations are really bad, you
haven’t seen the even worse developers of Community Association
Districts! There the owners get charged twice – allowed by
||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