Entries by Tiffany

Juda, Eskew and Associates, P.A. Staff Selected for FICPA’S Emerging Leaders Program

A highly-selective, experiential career development program for Florida’s best and brightest young CPAs   The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announced that Travis Ouimet has been accepted into the 2019-2020 Class of its Emerging Leaders Program.​  ​Travis is among 27 individuals in this year’s class, representing the rising stars within the Florida accounting community. […]

Names of Unit Week Owners not Available in Timeshare Condominiums

Q:  You recently published an article stating that the names of fellow unit owners are a public record.  Is the rule the same for timeshare condominium associations? A:  No.  When it comes to providing the names (and other information) of owners of a timeshare, the “rules” are different.  Unlike the Condominium Act (Chapter 718, Florida […]

“Vaping” Rules Questioned

Q: We have a few people who “vape” at the swimming pool at our condominium. I complained to one of them once as the fumes were blowing in my direction. They pointed to the “No Smoking” sign posted at the pool and said “there’s no rule against this.” What do you think? (K.G. via e-mail) […]

HOA Board Can Purchase Bulk Cable and Internet

Q: The board of directors of my homeowners’ association is considering a bulk contract for cable television and internet service for our community. The association has never previously provided cable or internet service to the residents. If the contract is signed, all of the owners would be forced to pay for the service as part […]

Hoarders Present Difficult Challenges for Association

Q: Our condominium has a “hoarder” whose unit is filled with papers, newspapers, cardboard, plastic bags, and the like. I am worried about fire hazards and vermin infestation. Neither our board nor the manager are willing to do anything about this. Does Florida law provide me with any way to cure this situation? (H.R., via […]

Can a Director Resign for Any Reason?

I have met with many boards over the years and often find that they are tireless volunteers who due to malcontents in the community being unappreciative and rude chose to resign from the Board rather than continue dealing with the drama.  The Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act (Chapter 617, Florida Statutes), which applies to […]

Is This a Conflict?

The board member in a homeowners association just hired the same pool company that is used by the association.  Conflict? Not necessarily.  There are provisions within the Homeowners Association Act which prohibit contracts between an association and a company when one of the board members from the association has a financial interest in the subject […]