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Tag: National Condo & HOA News

Miami River condo sues developer Shahab Karmely. At issue: a boat dock (FL)

Did developer Shahab Karmely profit from leasing a condo amenity?  A Downtown Miami condo association thinks so. It sued developer in July, claiming that he added a yacht dock and profited from leasing an amenity reserved for condo residents.     Read the article…………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Collier County community divided over plan to eradicate neighborhood (FL)ducks

The Island Walk homeowner’s association board is considering spending $6,000 to trap and kill the Muscovy ducks that call the neighborhood home. They voted in favor of it but may reconsider after an uproar from residents.   Read the article…………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Gotha Residents Sue Orange County, FDOT Over Home Flooding (FL)

Their suit accuses Orange County, Florida Department of Transportation, the Central Florida Expressway Authority, and the Braemar homeowners association of trespass, negligence, and inverse condemnation — meaning the government took their property without compensation.   Read the article……………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Condo questions: Does the president have the authority to approve work? (FL)

Q: Our board adopted a budget for 2021, and it included a sizeable line item for landscaping improvements. The landscape committee is already getting a new landscape vendor mobilized to start in January. We asked whether the board approved the new landscape contract, and the president just responded that he had the authority to approve the work because it was in the budget. Is this true?   Read the Q&A…………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Broken pipe soaks 16-story downtown Fort Myers condominium (FL)

A pipe burst on the 16th floor of the Pointe Royale Condominiums sending water rushing down each unit on Tuesday afternoon.  Gary LaCroix, the president of the Pointe Royale COA board said fire crews were able to remove all the water from the building. He said most of the water damage is from the 6th floor up.     Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Clearwater condo owners and association at odds over sand and vegetation removal (FL)

Cindy Dervech and her neighbors woke up to the sound of workmen and a man in a Bobcat removing sand and vegetation from the Dune field behind the Regatta Beach Club in North Clearwater Beach.  “We saw them clearing everything out Monday morning,” Dervech said. “This time they went too far.”   Read the article……………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Reducing reserve assessment to minimize impact on premium increase (FL)

Q: Our condominium insurance premium increased this year by a significant amount. Rather than increase assessments by the same amount, we want to reduce the reserve assessment to minimize the impact on the premium increase. I read somewhere that the board has discretion over the budget but was also told that there is no discretion with reserves. How do we accomplish this?    Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Wesley Chapel homeowners express concern after HOA sends violation letters (FL)

One local homeowner’s association recently said not so fast to Christmas flags being hung on people’s homes.  A couple of homeowners in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood received a letter that said they were in violation of their community’s standards.    Read the article…………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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