Review, analyze, and address…

By Rafael Aquino

Published January 13, 2021  


Technology is undoubtedly moving in a fast-paced and bringing services to more and more people. This includes biometric or digital coded door locks, interactive doorbells/surveillance cameras, and even the satellite tv dishes. These are all significant improvements to our lives and bring about peace of mind, convenience, and enjoyment. However, very rarely do the users think that these could violate the condominium statute 718.113(2)(a).


Said statute prohibits the alteration or addition to the common elements of the condominium association without voting of the interests of the association. It may seem that these minor and seemingly insignificant devices will not create any problems, but they do have legal implications for the board to consider carefully.


In terms of governance, the board should be seeking a review of its documents and prevalent statute to arrive at a legal opinion on the specific situation and work with its counsel plus its manager to determine the best solutions in terms of the policy, regulation, and communication.


Residents should be provided the benefit of enjoying these new technologies, but the board has to do so with an awareness of the situation and that it has established policies, and sought competent business and legal counsel to deal with the matter.

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As the Co-Founder and CEO of Affinity Management Services, Rafael P. Aquino leads his team to redefine excellence. They serve community   associations   efficiently

and effectively with dedication and passion. Rafael’s energy and positive spirit is the foundation of Affinity Management Services’ company culture, which instills enthusiasm and excitement when providing expert advice to its board members and relieving the day-to-day burdens of running a community association.


Since 2007, Rafael has developed a work culture that values responsive and high-quality services. He has led his team by following a proactive vs reactive philosophy. The same approach Rafael instills in the day to day operations of each association. Today, Affinity Management Services maintains its success and benefits as a result of the foundation Rafael has built and continues to foster by providing educational seminars, continuing education classes for association managers and board members alike.

Rafael and his team help condominium and homeowners’ associations save money and improve their communities. His calm, personable, and service-oriented nature helps him to establish strong relationships with ease. Rafael is known as a sincere and honest leader who looks out for the best interests of his clients and communities, and he strongly advocates for their needs. His role requires coordination and communication, as such he takes logical and intelligent steps to approach challenges head-on.

As a graduate of Florida International University’s electrical engineering program and a licensed community association manager, Rafael’s education and skills equip him with unique insights to tackle complex problems through critical thinking. He understands how each component within a system works together in order to effectively arrive at solutions, techniques, and conclusions. Therefore, as he manages the multiple challenges of running a community association management company, he understands how each property is its own unique system and tailors’ specific services to assure that all their needs are met.

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