CONDO CRAZE & HOA'S
CONDO CRAZE & HOA'S will present a forum for Board members and owners to tell their side of the story. The show randomly has guest speakers who are experts on the daily problems associations encounter. All issues that our associations encounter each day are proper topics for discussion. Expect to hear from politicians, Board members, owners, tenants, community association managers, developers, community association accountants, construction industry personnel and other government officials. Listeners call in and ask questions of attorney Eric Glazer and his legal team as well as any guest present. Eric has been practicing association law since 1992, and his firm Glazer and Associates has represented associations and unit owners throughout the state. There is lots of great discussion and we have certainly had some screaming and yelling, not unlike your typical Board meeting. However, at the end of each show, our listeners come away with a greater understanding of the law and hopefully an appreciation of the various sides of this ongoing debate.
This Sunday's guest on the show is State
Representative Julio Robaina. During
his years of service to Floridians, Julio Robaina has participated in many
Town Hall Meetings and many Select Committee Meetings.
There is no other legislator in
Even many of Robaina’s colleagues refer their constituents to him when they are approached with questions. Over the years Julio Robaina has filed many owner-friendly bills, as he tries to create a better environment for owners living in community associations. Some bills made it into law -- others failed. The ones that failed didn't fail because they were bad bills. They failed because they were killed by special-interest legislators who were more interested in campaign funds than in helping their constituents.This
hear how Ellyn Bogdanoff killed all attempts to
go after the lenders for more maintenance fees.
She also killed attempts to increase the liability of the lenders
from 1% to 2% of the original mortgage debt. This
would have really doubled the lender's liability. With
the amount limited to 1%, the increase from 6 months to 12 months is
actually just a smoke-screen to make board members feel good.
As enrolled, the bill won’t solve the serious financial problems. The condo owners will have to continue to finance the losses caused by the bankers' irresponsible lending practices -- a situation that will bankrupt even more families.
Another important issue that should have been addressed in the bill was the need to go after bad Community Association Managers. Bad CAMs create havoc in our communities. While the DBPR fails to weed out the bad CAMs, the reputations of the good CAMs suffer. During the show you will hear why nothing was done in regard to CAM Regulation -- another failure to address important reform issues.
to the show and you will hear what is really going on in