Richard White: Does resident have to get a legal advice to amend co-op bylaws?
Published 4/12/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Do I have to get a legal advice to amend co-op bylaws?
Richard White: Does an HOA have the authority to restrict weapons in the community clubhouse?
Published 4/6/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Does an HOA have the authority to create restrictions on concealed carry arms permits beyond those created by Florida? Does an HOA have the authority to create restrictions on concealed carry arms by people in our gated community who ...
Richard White: Do manufactured mobile home parks abide by Florida's Sunshine in Government Act?
Published 3/30/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in a manufactured mobile home park. The park is governed by FS 723. The land is leased. The homes are owned by the lessee. We have an HOA to represent homeowners. My question concerns the Florida’s Sunshine ...
Richard White: Should the board and manager have keys to units?
Published 3/23/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Several of us are having a problem with the board of directors about the manager having a key to our units. There are a number of reasons we don’t want our keys in the office. Security being one of ...
Richard White: Whose responsibility is it when general liability insurance hasn't been paid?
Published 3/16/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Our HOA board of directors has not carried general liability insurance on our common areas for almost 18 months. The homeowners found this out when a homeowner could not close on his unit sale because the title company wanted ...
Richard White: What types of personnel matters would be discussed in closed meetings?
Published 3/9/2014 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Our new board is doing great and our meetings are more open. In fact, our board has asked that all HOA board committees be open also except for legal and personnel discussions. I understand personnel problems or issues on ...
Richard White: Are there any guidelines for new ARC members in a community?
Published 3/2/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. The ARC in our HOA has recently published a booklet listing modification specifications and modifications that are not allowed. Some of the specifications are different from previously allowed and some of the modifications that were allowed in the past ...
Richard White: What is the definition of controlled access?
Published 2/23/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in a gated community and often hear the term “controlled access.” Although I have researched this term, I cannot seem to find an accurate and appropriate definition. Can you help? Secondly and along those lines, if a ...
Richard White: Can homeowners in a small HOA dissolve the association?
Published 2/16/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. I live in a small HOA. The board has refused to enforce deed restrictions which do not suit them. Board and committee activity is held in secret. They consider violations by board members and their friends acceptable. It seems, ...
Richard White: Liens should be filed for nonpayment of fees, not fines
Published 2/9/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. You answered a question concerning where your answer was to lien the property for nonpayment of fees. I live in a homeowners association (HOA) where the board does not feel they have the power to lien for unpaid fees ...
Richard White: Who's responsible for the final reserve budget?
Published 2/2/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Can a board under fund a reserve study without a vote of the membership?
Richard White: Can associations ban drying of clothes on balconies?
Published 1/26/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Can the condominium association ban drying of clothes on a rack on our balconies? Our documents say no clothing, bedding, towels or similar, should be air dried on any outdoor area including the documents.
Richard White: Can the board buy, sell or rent a property without member approval?
Published 1/19/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. In my subdivision, each lot is privately owned, and we have a seven-member board of directors. When a homeowner stopped paying his assessments, our board put a lien on his property. He eventually abandoned the home and it went ...
Richard White: Who is responsible for maintaining my home's exterior?
Published 1/12/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. My homeowner association documents state that the association shall at all times maintain the exterior surfaces of the dwellings and other improvements as originally constructed by the developer. The documents also say that each owner is responsible for the ...
Richard White: What can I do to get a response from our board?
Published 1/5/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Q. Recently our newly-elected board made changes costing the association a substantial amount of money. The new board has refused to give unit owners their email address or any means to contact the directors except by mail. As a result, ...
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