Blog

ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT TOSSED WHEN PROPER ADDRESS NOT UTILIZED FOR LEGAL PAPERS

By Gelfand & Arpe / January 3, 2019

It is not uncommon for Florida homeowners to maintain several homes. An owner may travel “up north” for the summer. An association may be aware of an owner renting out their property, even when there are leasing prohibitions. What happens when an association files a lawsuit against an owner and then does not exhaust all…

Read More

ELECTIONS: WHAT IS YOUR NAME – BALLOT PLACEMENT ROULETTE?

By Gelfand & Arpe / September 28, 2018

Election season for Florida community associations is right around the corner.  One returning question is whether a candidate for director can create a new name to “win” the jostle for being at the top, the first name on the ballot.  The answer seems to be yes, especially for Florida homeowners’ associations, so long as the…

Read More

State Seeks To Penalize Condominium Associations

By Gelfand & Arpe / August 6, 2018

In a rare and stunning reversal, the State of Florida Divisions of Condominiums announced “penalty guidelines” for many matters, beginning with a minimum penalty of $1,000.00. Certain “minor violations” repeated after a “notice of non-compliance” result in a minimum penalty of $500.00, but up to $2,500.00! How can you find out about it? Unfortunately, you…

Read More

From Janitor to Lawyer

By Gelfand & Arpe / April 6, 2018

“Michael Gelfand” Featured in the Daily Business Review March 30, 2018 NEWS (Read full article) From Janitor to Lawyer: How Michael Gelfand Earned His Real Estate Practice Law.com From Janitor to Lawyer: How Michael Gelfand Earned His Real Estate Practice. As a teenager, Gelfand fixed plumbing and did masonry, roofing, painting and general handyman work…

Read More