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BRA Blog

Every Association is required to have budget and while most people despise the word budget, Basulto Robbins & Associates is here to ensure that associations properly pass their budgets without the unnecessary burdens. By October – November, associations should traditionally be distributing to its members their proposed budgets for the next calendar year. As such, it’s a good idea to start a few months before reviewing the budgets, analyzing the needs of the association and developing a plan of what the Association wishes to accomplish in the year to come. Remember that all projects do not necessarily mean an increase of assessments to the members.

It’s Important to verify that the Association is complying with the requirements of its governing documents and properly budgeting for every item it is responsible for maintaining.  Failure to do so may clause a unhappy owner to file a complaint with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation or worse file suit against the Association.

Should you be interested in learning more about Association budgets and the requirements for Condominiums and HOA’s please be sure to visit our website as we are constantly hosting informative seminars to assist association members and their Board of Directors learn the proper procedures and requirements.

-Christyne Santisteban, Esq., Basulto Robbins & Associates, LLP

Associations, whether governed by Florida Statute Chapter 718 or 720 should have an election every year or as required by the Association’s governing documents. While many people dread election season, they really do not have to be so bad as long as the proper protocol is followed. It is important that prior to any election your association reviews its governing documents and ensures that its election and protocol complies with the Deceleration, By-laws, Rules and Regulations and Articles of Incorporation. Failure to do so may render the election of the newly elected Board of Directors invalid or worse can result in a recall of the election, forcing the association to spend unnecessary funds to either defend its election or hold new elections.

Here at Basulto Robbins & Associates, LLP, we are glad to attend your Association’s Annual Election and help ensure that the process from start to finish is done flawlessly. Should you be interested in learning more about Association elections please be sure to visit our website as we are constantly hosting informative seminars to assist association members and their Board of Directors learn the proper procedures and requirements.

-Christyne Santisteban, Esq., Basulto Robbins & Associates, LLP

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