Community Update, 2016, Volume 7

Community Update, Florida Condominium LawyersThe end of the year holidays bring about many changes. Some of the most important for community associations center on new Board members and budgets which will pave the way for what the coming year is to bring. In This Issue:

Learn ways to obtain on-going assessments despite an owner’s bankruptcy filing in I Filed Bankruptcy, It’s Not My Problem!

The importance of choosing words wisely not just in speaking but in contracts, covenants and even Statutes, in Words Have Meaning and, Possibly, Meaning Lots of Money

If screening is an option for your community, then New HUD Guideline Limit the Use of Background Checks for Associations to Prohibit Discrimination will help keep your Association from running afoul of Federal guidelines.

We also announce changes planned for the Community Update Newsletter (“CUP”) in our Did you Know? series. Next year promises to be one of continued technological changes and CUP will not be left behind. In 2017 we will phase out paper copies instead providing you the same community association insight you have come to expect from Becker & Poliakoff in a digital format readily accessible with just a few clicks of the mouse or taps on your phone or tablet.