2015 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance Insurance: A Must-Have or Couldn’t Hurt?
2015 August Insurance: A Must-Have or Couldn’t Hurt?

From equipment failure and personal injuries to tornadoes and tropical storms, disasters happen, and any condominium association worth its salt knows that it needs to be prepared for a rainy day. Actually, even the most disreputable associ…

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Insurance Homesharing and Insurance
2015 August Homesharing and Insurance

In cities like Miami and Palm Beach, where even the most profligate among us may shed a tear or two at hotel room prices, the homesharing trend has grown by leaps and bounds. With more condo and HOA residents than ever renting out their un…

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Insurance To Claim, or Not to Claim?
2015 August To Claim, or Not to Claim?

Individuals, associations and other entities carry insurance coverage to protect them from liability, loss, and other financial and legal threats—that's pretty basic. What isn't always so basic is deciding when to file a claim versus payin…

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Board Operations Fantasy Draft
2015 August Fantasy Draft

"I never have anything to do," is a refrain you will never hear uttered by any adult in America. Individuals lead busy lives, much more so when families and overtime hours lead to fleeting grasps at leisure time. Anxiety over obligat…

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Board Operations The Insurance Information Institute
2015 August The Insurance Information Institute

It goes without saying that individuals and associations alike need to be properly covered by insurance; that's just common sense. It’s even more important for Floridians considering the propensity of inclement weather and dangerous …

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Q&A Q&A: Abolishing the Reserve Fund
2015 August Q&A: Abolishing the Reserve Fund

Q I live in a Florida HOA and we have had reserve accounts for our roofs/painting since our 1986 inception. Approximately $4.00 of every homeowner's maintenance fee goes into the reserve account that we have set up. However, at a recen…

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Q&A Q&A: A Bad Super
2015 August Q&A: A Bad Super

Q How do I get rid of a lackluster maintenance person? This person is non-unionized. Are we allowed to terminate underperforming in-house staff personnel? What recourse do we have? —Helpless in Hollywood A “I am assumin…

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Q&A Q&A: Jettisoning a Bad Board?
2015 August Q&A: Jettisoning a Bad Board?

Q We are a group of majority unit owners in a condominium having problems removing the board of managers, who in our opinion are not complying with the bylaws. We, as the majority owners, have signed a petition to vote them out. We did…

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