Ansbacher On Associations

A discussion of Florida Real Estate with an emphasis on Condominiums and Homeowner Associations

Barry Ansbacher Interviewed by “This Old House”

Why Document Your Renovation? 5 experts explain why you should record every step of your renovation Hendley Badcock This Old House online Photo: Hero Images/Getty Half the fun of completing a major reno is showing before-and-after photos to friends and …

2015 Florida Legislative Session Passes Half-Way Mark

The 2015 Florida legislative session began March 2 and heads into the sixth week with an anticipated finish at the end of April.  Highlights of activity on bills affecting condominium and homeowner associations are noted below.  Version 3 of our …

2015 Florida Legislative Session Nears Half-Way Mark. – Version 2 of Bill Tracking Chart Available

Legislative Update.  As Florida’s legislature begins its 4th week of session, we begin to see which bills are “moving” and which bills appear less likely to be approved in 2015.  The legislative session is anticipated to wrap up at the …

Bills Before the 2015 Florida Legislature

Florida Legislative Bill Tracking Chart – Version 1 AnsbacherLaw continues its efforts to inform community association leaders of bills before the Florida Legislature that may impact homeowners and community associations.  Our tracking chart outlines bills of interest and includes links …

Certification Requirement for Newly Elected Board Members

By: Barry Ansbacher Condominium and Homeowner Associations are governed by a board of directors initially appointed by the developer and subsequently elected by the membership.  Board members are unpaid volunteers who serve their community. Directors have the responsibility to enforce …

You Have the Money, Now What? Top 4 Pitfalls and Common Concerns in Handling Payments from Owners

By Cynthia Trimmer, Attorney What may seem like the deceivingly simple task of billing owners for assessments and collecting payments becomes muddled when statutes, conflicting case law and common sense mix with day‑to‑day business practices.  These are a few issues …

Four Items To Consider Before Selling Your Home

By Zachary Roth, Attorney Selling your home can be an exciting – and overwhelming – process.  Here are a few of the key issues to consider before putting your home on the market: 1) DISCLOSURES – Before closing on a sale, …

Board Certification Seminar Scheduled for October 23rd

Registration is open for the upcoming  Board Certification Seminar for Condominium and Homeowner Associations on Thursday, October 23rd from 6-8pm at the Four Points Sheraton Jacksonville on Baymeadows Road. Current or future board members of condominium or homeowner associations will …

Can Your Condo Board Vote by E-mail?

By Christene M. Ertl, Attorney In the age of technology most of us communicate with one another using electronic mediums, such as email, a majority of time.  For those who serve as a director on their condominium association board, using …

5 Questions to Keep in Mind When Outside Groups Request to Use Association Property

By Zachary Roth, Attorney School is back in session. That means that sports teams, organizations and groups are in full swing with activities.  It’s possible that an outside group might inquire about using your community’s common areas like sports fields …