Can Removing a Tree Get you in Trouble? Property owners are sometime faced with the need to remove a tree from their property. This is more true for the individual property owner in the HOA setting than in a condo community, however, the Board of Directors for a condo association may face this situation. Traditionally, […]
The answer to the question Can Your HOA Prevent You From Installing an Emergency Generator is, well maybe. Installing a stand-by emergency generator is a daunting task that will require many permits and inspections from your local governing governmental municipality. The installation will start with your front yard to be dug up so a large […]
As Americans sink under medical expenses, debt collectors go to great—and sometimes strange—lengths to collect.
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How Much Can a Condo Charge for Rental Applications? The The Florida Condo Act prohibits Condo Associations from charging renters more than $100.00 per applicant or $150.00 per married couple. Specifically, Florida Statue 718.112(2)(i) states: “No charge shall be made by the association or any body thereof in connection with the sale, mortgage, lease, sublease, […]
A Homeowners Association Property Manager may have gone too far with potentially invasive tactics towards the community’s residents in Lauderhill. Local Channel 10 News.
Florida Business Review (Online) A question about attorney fees for collection efforts pursued after a foreclosure sale puts Florida’s safe harbor provisions in the spotlight. The state’s safe harbor provision protects lenders recovering property after foreclosure from paying the full amount of overdue association dues. Under the rule, lenders pay a year’s worth of dues […]
Florida Business Review (Online)July 17, 2017 Monday A federal law designed to protect consumers is doing the opposite for creditors rights attorneys – stripping them of defenses and heightening their exposure to legal malpractice suits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aims to combat unfair, abusive and deceptive debt collection practices. But a series of […]
They say lawsuits, harassment, car towings follow their complaints MARGATE, Fla. – The Applegreen condos in Margate are a lot like other complexes, seemingly rundown with crumbling door frames, holes in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, lousy laundry machines and a lot of residents wondering what they are getting in return for their monthly […]
Becker & Poliakoff and Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, law firms that specialize in community associations, are bulking up with new personnel and facilities to handle the effects of the recession. Becker & Poliakoff recently leased office space in Miramar for a “collections and foreclosure center.” The firm hired 27 people, mostly paralegals and assistants, to […]
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