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What we know about real estate law could fill a blog. In fact, it already has. And we’re adding new articles and insights regularly to keep our clients informed and on top of issues that are important to you.

  • Choosing Between Professionals and Volunteers for your Community Association If you’re a part of a condo or homeowner association, you’ve probably had a conversation concerning the need for volunteers. Many times, it is based on size, but that isn’t always the deciding factor. Some large communities are successful without a manager, while some small communities have professionals aiding them. It’s up to you to decide whether which is best for your community association. If you’re not sure whether your association is ... Read more...
  • Recruiting Association Volunteers Volunteers can be an important part of any community association, but they can sometimes be hard to recruit. While they aren’t always easy to find, they are an important part of an association because they bring a different perspective to the table. You may know what’s right from the business point of view, but the resident point of view can be quite different, and you want a happy medium between ... Read more...
  • Managing the Business of Your Association An article titled “Managing the Business of Your Association” written by our very own Jane Bolin, founding partner of PeytonBolin, PL, was featured in the KW Property Management & Consulting Newsletter! Click here to read the full article or check out an excerpt below: Managing the Business of Your Association– A Basic Overview Traditionally, individuals who agree to serve on the Board of Directors for their association, whether as a result of their passion ... Read more...
  • Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) welcomes Jane Bolin as new Board Member Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March, 2014)— Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC) appointed Jane Bolin, founding partner of read more…. Read more...
  • 5 Tips for Managing Bad Tenants Bad Tenants. Every landlord, property manager or community association has had one. They get constant complaints from neighbors, they lieread more…. Read more...
  • Update on Alden Hotel Condominium Association vs. Fannie Mae Update on Alden Hotel Condominium Association vs. Fannie Mae Back in June, we announced a big win for one of our clients, Alden Hotel Condominium Association against Fannie Mae.  Subsequently the ruling was appealed by Fannie Mae and in November we provided an update on the appeal process. Here is the latest update: March 4, 2014 – Michael Mayer  spent the day in court arguing our case (step 6 in the appeal process). Fannie ... Read more...
  • Why You Should Be Conducting Surveys As we’ve said before, communication is key, especially in a community. As a property manager or community association board, it’s upread more…. Read more...
  • The Roles of Today’s Community Association Board A whole is the sum of it’s parts, and a group is only as strong as it’s weakest member. You probably know that there are a lot of occasions where these phrases ring true, and a community association board is one of them. Each member is important to the success of the entire board, and they all have different roles. With the help of our friends over at CAI, we’ve summarized ... Read more...
  • Protect Your Association from Fraud and Embezzlement Anyone can be at risk for fraud, so it’s important that you take steps to safeguard your association funds. While no safeguard is foolproof, using a combination of different techniques could help you protect your association from being victimized. We recently read a CAI article about preventing fraud and embezzlement and have summarized the major points for you below. Know the association’s federal tax ID number (FTI) and keep separate accounts: Use ... Read more...
  • Join us for Property Managers Happy Hour! We hope you will join us for a property managers happy hour! We look forward to seeing you there! Read more...
  • Are Mortgage Foreclosures Stuck in Limbo? By: Gian Ratnapala, Esq. Associate Attorney During 2007 to 2008 a large number of mortgage foreclosure cases were filed and dismissed throughout the State of Florida.  Recently, however, a new wave of mortgage foreclosure cases has been filed to restart the foreclosure process on these previously dismissed cases.  Whether these mortgagees are precluded from restarting a foreclosure action that was previously dismissed under the doctrine of statute of limitations remains a mystery. Statute ... Read more...
  • PeytonBolin Welcomes Associate Shantel Woodard to Orlando Office PeytonBolin, a leading real estate and association law firm serving clients across Florida, announced today that Shantel Woodard has joined as an associate in the firm in Orlando. “I am excited to join the PeytonBolin team and help the firm expand into Orlando,” Shantel Woodard said. “PeytonBolin has a great reputation in the real estate and association law industry and I am proud and eager to play a role in advancing ... Read more...
  • Community Communication is Key in Association Living We’ve all heard the phrase “communication is key,” but did you know it also applies to safety in communities? You’ve probably been in a situation where two people at odds with each other have gotten violent, and this can happen in communities too. A community in discontent can lead to arguments which can result in vandalism, violence, and public displays of anger. One way to alleviate these problems is to ... Read more...
  • Using Technology to Keep your Community Secure As a property manager or community association, you have to constantly be concerned with the safety of your tenants. Luckily, with all the advances in technology, control of community safety is becoming easier and easier. We recently read an article on flcaj.com about the role of technology in community control and have summarized some of the major points. Here are a few ways to use technology to make your community a safer ... Read more...
  • Community Pool Problems Solved Having a pool in your community is great for residents, but it can pose unique challenges for community associations and property managers. Residents love to use the pool, but they don’t always take care of it the way they would their own pool. You’ve probably had people break in and it’s likely very common for you to visit the pool only to find vandalized furniture, broken bottles and extensive damage ... Read more...