The Law of Florida Homeowners Associations

The Law of Florida Homeowners Associations Author Peter M. Dunbar
ISBN-10 1561645591
Year 2012
Pages 174
Language en
Publisher Pineapple PressInc

An updated guide to laws and recommended operating procedures for homeowners associations, cross-referenced to Florida statutes, includes guidelines for meetings and voting, budget and finances, and rights and responsibilities of the association and its members. Original.


Privatopia Author Evan McKenzie
ISBN-10 0300066384
Year 1994
Pages 237
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

This book is the first comprehensive study of the political and social issues posed by the rise of common-interest housing developments and their private governments. Tracing the history of this type of housing from the nineteenth century to the present, McKenzie highlights the important but little-understood role public policy has played in advancing this large-scale 'privatization for the few', and he concludes by considering the implications for civil liberties and for politics at all levels of government.

New Neighborhoods

New Neighborhoods Author Gary Poliakoff
ISBN-10 9781934572184
Year 2009
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group

A consumers' guide discusses buying and living in a condo or home that is part of a co-op or association community, detailing rights and responsibilities, how associations operate, and the legal and social aspects of community living.

The Condominium Concept

The Condominium Concept Author Peter Dunbar
ISBN-10 1561647179
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Pineapple PressInc

A practical and popular guide to operating a successful condominium association in Florida. Working tool with forms and references to the latest Florida Statutes. For officers, owners, realtors, attorneys and directors.

Homeowners Association and You

Homeowners Association and You Author Marlene Coleman
ISBN-10 1435693922
Year 2014-05-14
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks

An absolute MUST HAVE for anyone owning or planning to purchase a condominium.-Jerome Jahn, Attorney and Real Estate Broker, Pasadena, CA A valuable guide to all aspects of community living.-Stephen C. Sawicki, Attorney, Orlando, FL Move into a community with a homeowners association and you not only buy a home, you choose a way of life. Homeowners Association and You is the ultimate guide to choosing and creating a harmonious community of good neighbors and peaceful living. With questionnaires and checklists to help you work together as a group, sample letters and legal forms to run your association smoothly and a sample orientation manual to get your association off to a good start and stay on track, Homeowners Association and You has everything you need. With it, you will be able to: - Create a positive community atmosphere - Resolve common problems regarding people, pets and parking - Deal with a disruptive homeowner - Keep your home and your association financially secure - Discover how you can be a community leader A truly essential tool for anyone who lives in a gated community, condominium or other homeowners association. Ideal for everyone involved with Homeowners Associations Residents, Managers, Board Members, RealEstate Agents, Bankers and Title Companies.

Resident Owned Community Guide for Florida Cooperatives

Resident Owned Community Guide for Florida Cooperatives Author Peter M. Dunbar
ISBN-10 1561647268
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Pineapple PressInc

A helpful and practical tool for leaders of residential cooperatives in Florida. It is the only complete guide to their operations and management, and it gives special attention to the unique components of mobile home cooperatives.

Trade Hoa Stress for Success

Trade Hoa Stress for Success Author Erik Wecks
ISBN-10 0692354166
Year 2014-12-16
Pages 142
Language en

Too often serving on your HOA board feels like a no-one-wanted-it-and-I-got-stuck-with-it kind of position, but a few simple changes can turn HOA drudgery into an enjoyable and, dare we say, rewarding experience. Trade HOA Stress for Success explores proven methods to transform your board from a crisis-driven, over-worked, and isolated group into a focused team with clear goals and direction. Learn to communicate the board's success to your members and create the kind of care-free living an HOA promises. Written by industry experts, Trade HOA Stress for Success will give every member a shortcut to years of HOA management experience without learning wisdom through costly mistakes.

The Homeowners Association Manual

The Homeowners Association Manual Author Peter M. Dunbar
ISBN-10 9781561643134
Year 2004
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Pineapple Press Inc

Single-family Subdivisions Townhouse and Cluster Developments Mobile Homeowners Associations Master Community Associations A homeowners association is designed to preserve the common welfare and the property values of the community. In a properly operated community, it does. In a poorly run community, it does not. The proper operating procedures are not difficult, but they are often overlooked or misunderstood. This manual provides a step-by-step explanation of the requirements for meetings, membership voting, and the necessary parliamentary procedures. It serves as a guide to help ensure that the association carries out its responsibilities fairly and effectively. You will learn: o the concept and purpose of a homeowners association o the rights and responsibilities of individual owners o how to run effective meetings o what documents you need for meetings o the rules of procedure and proper decorum o the role of the board of directors o the role of committees

Florida Real Estate Principles Practices Law

Florida Real Estate Principles  Practices   Law Author Linda L. Crawford
ISBN-10 0793180961
Year 2003-11-01
Pages 504
Language en
Publisher Dearborn Real Estate

This Florida real estate principles text provides up-to-date, state-specific information. Updated annually with the latest developments in Florida real estate law, this text should be a prelicensing staple for real estate students that effectively combines legal and practical aspects of Florida real estate laws and practices for prospectives salespersons.

Community Association Law

Community Association Law Author Wayne S. Hyatt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105134423503
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 645
Language en

This updated and streamlined new edition of the pioneering Hyatt and French Community Association Law coursebook is an ideal vehicle for introducing students to this increasingly important subject. From housing just 2 million Americans in 1970, common interest communities had grown to house 57 million, or 19% of the American population, by 2006. Community associations, which manage these communities, bear similarities to not-for-profit corporations, municipal governments, and trusts, but are different. The evolving body of community association law draws from all these fields but reflects the unique character and needs of common interest communities.Reflecting the expertise of its authors, the book combines academic rigor and practical knowledge. Primary materials include important cases, statutes (including proposed revisions to UCIOA), the Restatement (Third) of Property, Servitudes, and references to the growing body of literature on gated communities, co-housing developments, private governments, and other property regimes used to avoid the tragedy of the commons in groups that hold common property.

Smoke Free Condos

Smoke Free Condos Author Dr Joyce Starr
ISBN-10 0988239477
Year 2013-09
Pages 82
Language en
Publisher Starr Publications

Condominium Owners: Do you long for smoke free living? Do you wish you could convince your condominium board to restrict secondhand smoke inside units? Smoke Free Condos provides precise procedures for amending your condominium association declaration and documents for smoke free living. The author addresses recent case and state law on secondhand smoke in condominiums, the Law of Nuisance, Quiet Enjoyment of Property and key amendment procedures. She provides a detailed explanation of amendment milestones and costs. Smoke Free Condos is the first comprehensive guide for condominium associations and homeowners associations, community association law firms, nonprofit organizations promoting smoke-free policies and government agencies. Second Hand Smoke: The author fought a four year battle against second hand smoke in her condo association. After numerous setbacks, she was elected to her condo board, and thereafter as treasurer, where she led the effort to amend the Governing Declaration to restrict smoking inside units and to define secondhand smoke as a nuisance. A single misstep could have undermined the entire endeavor. According to available records, her medium-sized condominium complex was the first in Florida to amend the Governing Declaration for this purpose. The challenges and hurdles faced - and overcome - are vividly presented. "Opponents stated with certainty that we would be sued and lose. They raised the specter of staggering legal costs that would sink the condominium association. Defending their castle, they compared the smell of secondhand smoke to garlic and bacon." Smoke free condo advocates typically confront fierce opposition, including personal threats. For the author, backing down was not an option. Prior foes became supporters and one determined ally helped bring the vote across the finish line. Smoke-free amendments do not "magically" pass. This back story can help others succeed. Smoke Free Condos provides a critical path to smoke free multifamily housing. Author of 17 books, Dr. Joyce Starr is a sought-after condo rights expert and public speaker. Her works include: Defend Your Condo & Homeowner Rights and Secondhand Smoke Crimes