Richard White: A rental tenant has threatened an owner, what can be done?
Published 12/1/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. My wife and I have been owner residents in our condominium for more than 20 years. During the past year, a rental tenant has constantly violated a number of rules, having unregistered vehicles in the assigned parking spaces, more ...
Richard White: Major change to HOAs went into effect Nov. 22
Published 11/24/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I just moved from a condominium where I served on the board of an HOA. I found out that our HOA board does not follow the HOA statutes (FS 720). I know that as of October new laws went ...
Richard White: Condominium board meetings must be noticed 48 hours in advance
Published 11/17/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Can you please tell me what the current ruling/law is that condominium boards are required to send notice owners for board meetings and committee meetings? Also, does the agenda need to be noticed along w/meetings? At present our board ...
Richard White: HOA required now to register
Published 11/10/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I just moved from a condominium where I served on the board to a HOA. I found out that our HOA board does not follow the HOA statutes (FS 720). I know that as of October new laws went ...
Richard White: Is it legal for an owner to withhold maintenance fees?
Published 11/3/2013 at 3:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. A roof leak at a condominium where I live caused damage to an owner’s unit. He has been withholding maintenance fees and has sued the condominium for his damages. Is this legal? What, if anything, is he entitled to ...
Richard White: Can owners place doormats in front of their exterior doors?
Published 10/27/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Q. We have an owner who insists that the clause in the documents prohibiting storage of personal items on common elements also applies to doormats. She does not like their appearance, and wants this “no personal items” clause enforced to ...
Richard White: Should the board inform homeowners of missing association funds?
Published 10/20/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I have just learned that one of our employees stole several thousand dollars from our HOA by diverting association checks into her personal checking account. The board has terminated the employee but has not informed the membership about the ...
Richard White: Can a home-equity loan denied because of association's delinquencies?
Published 10/13/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I am a condominium owner and have been paying all my fees before they are due for 14 years. I recently went to the bank to get a home-equity loan. My credit score is over 800. Even though it ...
Richard White: What can be done to stop residents from storing personal property in common areas?
Published 10/6/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Q. We have a condominium owner who constantly stores personal belongings in the hallway — a common element. Despite numerous requests by the board and association manager to remove the items, he continues to use this area as his own. ...
Richard White: What can be done to stop residents from building patios on common ground?
Published 9/29/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in a condominium complex. Over the last few years residents have been building patios on common ground. My understanding is that common elements belong to all residents and never should anything be built on it. The board ...
Richard White: Can an HOA disclose which residents are delinquent in paying dues?
Published 9/22/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 2 comments
Q. Should the HOA disclose at the annual meeting which residents are behind on HOA dues? Some units are as much as 18 to 24 months.
Richard White: What can an HOA do to maintain unkempt properties?
Published 9/15/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in a gated community HOA. We have homes that are bank owned and others that are in foreclosure. Almost all of these homes need to have the roofs, sidewalks and driveways cleaned. They also are in arrears ...
Richard White: How can we make our RV storage area safer?
Published 9/8/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in an HOA that has an RV storage area. Every so often our RV lot is broken into with some damage or stolen property sustained by owners. The RV lot has a 6-foot cyclone fence around it ...
Richard White: Can the board president change the management company representative?
Published 9/1/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Recently our HOA president replaced our management company representative and asked the management company for someone else. Should there have been a consensus of the board for this action?
Richard White: New amendments restricting rentals were not voted on
Published 8/25/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Our association voted at the last annual meeting to amend the documents to require that all rentals be for more than six months. The association attorney drafted the amendment and was at the meeting. A few weeks later we ...
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