You can listen and/or download the talk show "On The Commons" taped on Saturday, May 31, 2008.
Regardless of where we stand on the issue of condo and homeowners' associations we can all agree that there is a lot of confusion about the very nature of associations. There are lots of questions about the authority and the powers of boards, management companies and other folks holding minor, and sometimes not so minor positions in the association. Another point that most of us will also be able to agree on is that the complaints and problems tend to repeat themselves over and over.
This hour-long show features Part Three of the Florida HOA Conference that was held in February 2008.
You'll hear Representative Robaina's speech, followed by comments and questions from the homeowners who had attended the session. Many of their concerns and observations are identical to problems in other HOAs around the country. Their experiences mirror some of the experiences we have heard about from other states. Maybe it is time to acknowledge that these aren't all "isolated incidents" that only happen to "disgruntled homeowners".