1200 Park Central Boulevard South,
Pompano Beach, FL
954.928.0680

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
561.241.4462

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Tampa, FL
813.375.0731

1200 Park Central Blvd. S., Pompano Bch, FL | 954-928-0680
9121 N. Military Trail, Ste. 200, Palm Bch Gdns, FL  | 561-241-4462
1211 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 409, Tampa, FL | 813-375-0731

Covid Vaccine, National Relief & Legislative Updates for Community Associations | February 17th

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On Wednesday, February 17th KBR joins KW Property Management & Consulting for a LIVE Webinar with US Congressman Ted Deutch, from Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. Rep. Deutch will be offering us updates on vaccinations and the new relief package coming from Washington, DC.

Attorneys Jeffrey A. Rembaum and Michael S. Bender from Kaye Bender Rembaum will speak about what community association legislation is currently being discussed in Tallahassee and what board members need to be aware of.

Pre-registration for this webinar, taking place on February 17th at 3:00 PM is required. You can register by clicking HERE.

Hosting Virtual Meetings via Zoom

The most asked question of 2020 is this: Can our association host our board and annual meetings using Zoom or another similar virtual/electronic platform? There is no doubt that technology will always advance faster than legislation. In fact, advances in technology seem to take place in light speed whereM as advances in legislation seem to travel at the speed of your average turtle.

As to board meetings, §718.112(2)(b)5 of the Condominium Act provides, “A board or committee member’s participation in a meeting via telephone, real-time videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or video communication counts toward a quorum, and such member may vote as if physically present. A speaker must be used so that the conversation of such members may be heard by the board or committee members attending in person as well as by any unit owners present at a meeting.” Note that similar provisions are provided for cooperative associations in… Read the rest in Rembaum’s Association Roundup

Association Leadership | Season 2; Episode 9 | Kaye Bender Rembaum Joins Castle Group on Feb. 3rd

Castle Group invites you to join us for Season 2, Episode 9 of Association Leadership: “Part 2 of Navigating Annual Meeting Pitfalls”. The live webinar will be hosted by Craig Vaughan, Castle Group President, who will be joined by Attorneys Jeffrey A. Rembaum & Michael S. Bender- Kaye Bender Rembaum, each Board Certified Specialists in Condominium and Planned Development Law. There will be a Q&A with Florida’s Condominium Ombudsman,
Spencer Hennings.
 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

HOA Board Member Certification on February 16th!

February 16, 2021 at 5:30pm

This webinar covers the essentials of HOA board membership, and is updated regularly to remain current with Florida legislative amendments. In addition, this webinar satisfies Florida’s requirement for new HOA board members. It also serves as an excellent refresher course. Licensed CAMS will receive two (2) CE credits as IFM or ELE.

Course # 9630140 | Provider # 0005092 | 2 CEs in IFM or ELE
Instructor: Emily Gannon, Esq.

Financial Screening of Purchasers: How Far Is Too Far?

A few months back a case came before the county court in the 20th Judicial Circuit for Collier County, wherein a prospective buyer challenged the validity of a board-adopted rule which required that all prospective buyers provide two years of tax returns with their application for ownership approval. This requirement was in addition to the background check and credit check that were also required. While this is only a county court case and, therefore, has no precedential value other than to the parties themselves, there are principles addressed of which associations and managers should be aware; even though many learned attorneys would opine that the conclusions of the court are legally flawed under the facts of the case and, if appealed, would likely be overturned. Nevertheless, there are still nuggets of knowledge that can be gleaned from this case.

In this case, Mech v. Crescent Beach Condominium Association, Inc., Case No. 19-SC-3498, decided June 2020, the purchaser, who was the plaintiff, was seeking to buy a unit at Crescent Beach Condominium for $400,000, which was to be paid in cash. The purchaser purportedly had a clean background and a credit score of 800. Nonetheless, the board required that, like all other prospective purchasers at the condominium, this purchaser needed to produce his tax returns in order for the association to approve the transfer. The purchaser refused to provide his tax returns and cited his good credit score and clean background as evidence enough for approval. Eventually, an impasse was reached, and the purchaser canceled the contract. Then he brought the county court lawsuit challenging the requirement. (Generally speaking, typically under current Florida law, the purchaser would not have legal standing to even bring the claim against the association; but it does not appear that this legal infirmity was raised by the association, which allowed the case to proceed.)

The purchaser challenged the rule, arguing that the rule was not within the scope of the association’s authority to adopt, nor did it reflect reasoned decision-making. (It is noteworthy to point out that, after…

Back by Popular Demand – Guest Restrictions Webinar Presented on January 14th

Jan 14, 2021 at Noon

Join attorney Peter C. Mollengarden for a one-hour webinar addressing the authority to review and approve tenants and owners, including issues related to transfer fees/security deposits, potential “good cause” to deny an applicant, restricting guest occupancy, and common pitfalls in the “screening” process.

Course # 9630142 | Provider # 0005092 | 1 CE in OPP or ELE
Instructor: Peter C. Mollengarden, Esq., B.C.S.

KBR presents the Condominium Association Board Member Certification January 19th, Free and Live via Zoom

This webinar covers the essentials of condominium board membership, and is updated regularly to remain current with amendments to Florida legislation. In addition, this webinar satisfies Florida’s requirement for new condominium board members. It also serves as an excellent refresher course.
This course is for Condominium Association Board Members only.

Jan 19, 2021 12:00 PM

Instructor: Andrew B. Black, Esq., B.C.S.
Course #: 9630075 | Provider #: 0005092
CAM CE credit: 2 credits in IFM or ELE

Webinar Announcement | Elections: Condominiums, HOAs and Cooperatives

Jan 14, 2021 10:30 AM

Join attorney Allison L. Hertz for a one-hour webinar addressing election law and procedures for condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations, including eligibility requirements and terms of directors, best practices for remote meetings, vacancies between elections, and election disputes.

Course # 9630571 | Provider # 0005092 | 1 CE in OPP or ELE
Instructor: Allison L. Hertz, Esq., B.C.S.