Published December 20, 2019
Well, it’s this time of the year again. For me it’s:
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And, since I like to believe in Santa Claus, I left a wish-list
in my polished shoe on December 6 – as is an old German custom.
On my WISH-LIST: HOA REFORM – and a
FUNCTIONAL DIVISION OF CONDOMINIUMS, especially with
Division arbitrators who follow the written law and don’t start
interpreting laws their own way, unsuccessfully reading between
the lines. What we have seen this year in arbitration rulings
could be considered a joke, if it wouldn’t be so sad.
I just hope that our legislators find it in their hearts to use
more money of the condo trust fund to pay for arbitrators that
are knowledgeable, not the trash that is being hired by the
Division in the moment.
Sorry, I know that wasn’t really said in the holiday-spirit –
but it came from my heart!
Thank you for reading and commenting on our blog this year – and
we will continue after the holidays with more HOA and
I wish all of you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY
HANUKKAH and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
||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