LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR?
Published November 23, 2018
Looking back to the last year I
think there is a lot I and my lovely wife Dianne can be thankful
for. Staying with the topic of this blog: We sold the house in
the HOA in Pompano Beach – and have no longer to deal with
homeowners’ associations in our private lives. Thank you!
associations? We sold the house officially on September 7, but
we still receive “Late Fee Notices” and the annual election
invite (with proxy) from the HOA. And we can’t complain to the
management company since e-mails to the company’s boss are
rejected with the note: “Mailbox is full!” It’s
just amazing how dysfunctional many of these homeowners’
associations really are.
This alone is a good enough
reason for being thankful that we no longer have to deal with
any kind of dictatorship called “HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION”.
We live happily in our home in
Deland, having nice neighbors – some are actually cows – and
don’t have to be afraid any longer when the door-bell rings that
somebody is serving us with a violation notice – or when opening
the computer finding e-mails from a board member who obviously
has mental problems!
And I would like to thank our
servicemen – and women – and our law enforcement agents for
doing as good a job as they can under the circumstances in our
nation. We should be thankful that we have laws – laws that
should be enforced and not interpreted by folks who rather want
to be politically correct instead of following the law – and
that includes judges. Many people in this country seem to forget
that even Merriam-Webster makes a big difference between “LEGAL”
I just hope
that you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner and find as well
in the coming year many things you are able to be thankful for!
||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