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  • 3 Reasons You Need A Community Association Monthly Newsletter Keep Residents Informed With A Community Association Monthly Newsletter As a community association, it is essential that you keep your residents informed of everything going on in the community from events to maintenance, and whether you just have a few tenants or you have hundreds, the most simple way to do this is through a community association monthly newsletter. Whether you create a print newsletter that is put under people’s doors ... Read more...
  • Can a Grandfather Clause Help You? Why Grandfather Clauses Can be Useful in Community Associations Environments change as time goes on and rules and regulations must change with them as a result. While rule changes may be necessary, they aren’t always easy to implement. Community associations and property managers must devise the best practices for introducing new rules and they must also deal with residents that aren’t happy with the new changes. When it comes to rule changes ... Read more...
  • 5 Tips for Getting Newly Elected Board Members Ready to Serve Get Your Newly Elected Board Member up to Speed As exciting as getting new board members is with all the opportunities it presents, it can be difficult to get them up to speed with everything that is happening. Just as with other jobs, you can’t expect to put someone in a brand new position and for them to just know exactly what to do and what not to do without any ... Read more...
  • Miami-Dade County New Ordinance New Miami-Dade County Ordinances went into effect on July 1, 2014. Miami-Dade new ordinances have gone into effect and every community association should understand what this means for them. In the past, a community association had no obligation to tell a prospective purchaser or renter why an application was rejected. The rejected purchaser or renter had limited options for relief. In some cases, rejected purchasers or renters would be told to ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Nominated for Second Annual FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award PeytonBolin has been Nominated for Florida Community Association Journal’s Second Annual Readers’ Choice Award. Back in January, Peyton Bolin was awarded the FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award for Legal Services, and we are proud to announce that we have just been nominated again! The award winners will be announced on January 15, 2015 at a special ceremony at The Show in West Palm Beach. Readers’ Choice Awards are organized by business and ... Read more...
  • 4 Tips for Creating a Meeting Agenda Meeting Agenda Tips for Getting the Most out of Community Association Meetings Meetings don’t always run smoothly, especially in community association meetings. People have different opinions, focus strays and many times you’ll only realize you forgot to go over something important once the meeting is already over and everyone went home. When you have to discuss important issues and make decisions as a group, it’s essential to have a meeting agenda ... Read more...
  • Florida Passes New Law Encouraging Private Flood Insurance The Florida Private Flood Insurance Market When you live in Florida, floods are a real concern. Anyone who has been through a hurricane has seen the major effects it can have, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that would give Floridians more choices when it comes to flood insurance. The legislation is designed to encourage private insurers to offer flood insurance, giving them four options from standard ... Read more...
  • New FL Condo and HOA Laws New Condo and HOA Laws have been passed in the state of Florida The Florida legislature recently passed bills HB 807,HB 7037, and SB 440, that the governor has signed into law. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2014, so we wanted to provide you with a quick update on some of the changes made. This update is not intended as legal advice, and the below information does not ... Read more...
  • In Florida, Condo Battles Play Out One of our cases is featured in the Wall Street Journal with a quote by PeytonBolinattorney Michael Mayer. To check it out online click here or you can see the complete article below. In Florida, Condo Battles Play Out – Fallout From Real-Estate Bust Now Pits Developers vs. Unit Owners By Kris Hudson And Arian Campo-Flores The drama of Florida’s boom-then-bust real-estate market is now playing out in the courts as condominium ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Founding Member Mauri Peyton Receives Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law PeytonBolin Founding Member Mauri Peyton Receives Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 30, 2014)  PeytonBolin is excited to announce that founding member and attorney Mauri Peyton has received Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law. It evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Celebrates a Covenant Enforcement Association Win! PeytonBolin is celebrating another association win, this one regarding covenant enforcement. A unit owner’s family members in Fisher Island Community Association broke the rules of the Association and sped down the streets. In one instance, the owner’s son drove over 40 m.p.h. in the community where the posted speed limit was only 19 m.p.h. Pursuant to the Association’s governing documents, the Association fined the owner and suspended the owner’s rights to ... Read more...
  • Hurricane Season Preparation for Community Associations Tips for Community Hurricane Season Preparation Hurricane season is upon us and as most Floridians know, hurricanes can cause a lot of damage. Even in low category hurricanes, trees fall over and roads get flooded. During high category hurricanes, the damage can be much more severe. Once you know a hurricane is headed your way, you don’t have much time to prepare, so it’s essential that you prepare beforehand. We’ve put together ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Selects Christopher Breton as Managing Attorney For Tampa office Christopher Breton Named Managing Attorney For PeytonBolin Tampa Office FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 14, 2014)  PeytonBolin, PL is pleased to announce the arrival of new associate Christopher Breton who joins the firm as Managing Attorney for the Tampa office.  Chris, a Florida native, received his B.S. at Lynn University before attending Stetson University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor.  Before joining Peyton Bolin, PL, Chris was Managing Partner ... Read more...
  • 5 Steps to Community Security Tips for Community Security and Ensuring the Safety of Residents In any community association, whether it’s an HOA or a condo association, security is an issue you can’t ignore. The safety of the residents is your responsibility, and threats can come from anywhere. When it comes to security, it’s not a one-size fits all operation.  Security measures that work well a small condominium may not work well in a large neighborhood ... Read more...
  • Pigs as Pets in Community Associations Are Pigs a Pet or a Problem? Rules and regulations for community associations can be pretty extensive, and most people don’t know everything about what they can and can’t do. Last year, we wrote about pet restrictions in condo associations, but a recent news story led us to revisit the topic. A Palm Beach County family is currently in a legal battle with their Homeowners’ Association concerning their choice of pet. The ... Read more...