What is the appropriate role for a Transition Committee?
Alan E. Tannenbaum
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While a Condominium or HOA deed-restricted community is in its sales period, the developer will control the operation of the governing condominium association or HOA by appointing the majority members of the Board of Directors of the Association. Often, either through the impetus of the developer, or organically through the efforts of interested ow...
Elite Attorney Honorees — SRQ Magazine
Alan E. Tannenbaum
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 SRQ Magazine names Tannenbaum Scro as one of the Honorees for their Elite Attorneys issue. Click here to view the full SRQ Magazine article
No more excuses, North Port code hearings resume Thursday
Alan E. Tannenbaum
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NORTH PORT — The coronavirus excuse may no longer work. North Port this Thursday resumes its code enforcement hearings, a court-like setting for those breaking, ignoring or contesting ordinance rules. Code enforcement was interrupted in March, then slowly restored over COVID-19's smackdown that closed city hall and suspended many such services. Nor...
Condo and HOA Turnover – It’s Like Purchasing a Business Except . . .
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
 Typical Due Diligence in Purchasing a Business If you ever been involved in purchasing a business, you likely know of the concept of "due diligence." If there is physical plant or inventory involved, you would be foolhardy if you didn't inspect the property, equipment and inventory. Certainly nobody would buy an ongoing business without looki...
COVID-19 and Condo Unit Entry – The Intersection of Exposure Risk and Protection of Association Property
Jon Lemole
News
These days Floridians find themselves sprinting towards hurricane season with the unfamiliar specter of a global pandemic still nipping at their heels. For condominium unit owners still practicing vigilant self-distancing, an association's need to enter into their unit may seem like a giant "not happening!" But is it? What are an association's duti...
Force Majeure — Covid-19 Impact on Major Repair Contracts (VIDEO)
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
 Understand how Covid-19 restrictions can result in a repair contractor claiming more money or more time to complete under a Force Majeure ("Act of God") clause of the contract.
The Conundrum of Aging Florida Condominiums — Repair or Abandon?
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
In the early 80's, Robert Crain, a well-known engineer in the condo construction defect world, was asked by HUD to opine on the anticipated useful life of condominium buildings built in Florida. His conclusion was 50 years. Especially for a number of beach-front condos built in the 1970's, engineer Crain seems to have predicted well. The definition...
Some Community Association Board Actions Cannot Wait for the Virus Crisis to be Over (VIDEO)
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
 We have all been told during this Coronavirus crisis to remain in place and not congregate. As a consequence, Florida condo and HOA boards and committees are not holding in-person meetings. Some have declared a moratorium on even teleconferenced meetings, putting association operations in a holding pattern. The challenge is that some board ac...
Florida Community Associations - Impact of Coronavirus on Repair Contracts (VIDEO)
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
Anticipated or Ongoing Major Repair Contracts for HOA and Condo Associations and Owners. Firm Principal and Board Certified Construction Lawyer Alan Tannenbaum presents this short video on things to consider as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Please feel free to share this with your Association Board Members. 

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