Ansbacher On Associations

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

2014 Legal Update Seminar Educates Dozens

Last Thursday, Ansbacher Education hosted two very successful Legal Update Seminars for community association managers and community leaders. Dozens of CAMs, board members and community leaders participated in the seminars. Barry Ansbacher delivered an engaging presentation on the legislative changes …

BANKRUPTCY: THE TOP 5 THINGS EVERY CONDOMINIUM AND HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD KNOW

By: Cynthia Trimmer, Attorney No aspect of community association collections is shrouded in more mystery than bankruptcy.  While not an area in which one should dabble, knowing a little about bankruptcy can help you understand an association’s rights and responsibilities …

Congratulations to Donna Jones, Certified Paralegal!

Ansbacher Law is pleased to announce that Donna Jones has successfully completed the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. Certified Paralegal exam and is now entitled to use of the “CP” professional credential as a Certified Paralegal. The Certified Paralegal …

Afternoon Session Added for August 21st Legal Update Seminar

Due to overwhelming interest, Ansbacher Education has added an afternoon session for the 2014 Legal Update for Community Association Managers and Community Leaders. Interested attendees can participate in this seminar from 1-4pm on Thursday, August 21st at Hancock Bank, conveniently …

Ansbacher Law to Present Legal Update on August 21

Barry Ansbacher will be the keynote lecturer at the 2014 Legal Update for Community Association Managers and Community Leaders presented by Ansbacher Education. This seminar will be offered on Thursday August 21, 2014 from 9am-12pm at Hancock Bank, conveniently located …

Florida Legislature Preparing for 2014 Legislative Session

The Florida Legislature meets every year to consider new laws.  The annual session for 2014 will begin on March 4, 2014 and continue through May 2, 2014.  All bills must be approved by both the Florida House and the Florida …

Today is the Deadline to Register Florida Homeowner Associations with Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes

The Florida Legislature amended Chapter 720 Florida Statutes this year to require registration of every Florida community association.  The law requires the community association manager to file the registration no later than November 22, 2013.If an association does not use …

Florida Supreme Court Approves Receiverships for Condo Associations

On October 31, 2013 the Florida Supreme Court settled the dispute over when a Court can appoint a receiver for a Florida condominium association.  One side of the debate argued that the Court’s role and discretion was limited to those …

Affidavit of Annual Budget Mailing Critical to Ability to Collect Assessments

In a recent case heard in Pinellas County, Florida the Court denied the homeowners association entitlement to an award of its assessments the community association manager filed an “ambiguous” affidavit to prove that the notice of annual budget meeting was …

Check Your Insurance Policy!

We recommend that every condominium association and homeowners association review their insurance policies on an annual basis.  Every year the board of directors should request that the insurance agent(s) for the association provide the following information: A list of every …