Family Fun in Your Community

 With school almost out, soon your children will be complaining about boredom.  It is always a challenge to find interesting activities for them without breaking the bank.  

What you may not know is there are many options that offer free family activities  throughout the summer.  Sometimes your entertainment can be close to home right in your community association. Many homeowners associations have  fun family options. Does your community have a pool? If so you can take your family for a dip in it. Community pools are great especially if you don’t have a pool in your backyard; this is just one of the many benefits that having a community pool offers. Some of the other benefits of taking your kids to your community pool are that they won’t make a mess in your house, you’ll be able to meet other parents from your community, and your children will be able to make friends with the neighborhood  children.

Are you interested in finding more fun free family activities to do during the summer? If so stay tuned for the next installment of  our 10 part series on fun and entertaining things to do in your community during the summer.

Call To Action: Ask Gov. Scott to Protect Community Associations with Foreclosure Reform

Dear Board Members

Please see the CAI-FLA  “Call to Action” below.  It is our understanding that the bill in question would be beneficial to Florida community associations.  There is a concern that pressure from the banking lobby may convince the Governor not to sign this legislation.   If you are interested in expressing your opinion to the Governor there is an email link to his office at the end of the message.

Leland Management

Florida HB 87 is on its way to Governor Rick Scott and CAI-FLA needs your help in contacting Gov. Scott and asking him to sign HB 87 into law.

Foreclosing on a mortgage in Florida is a lengthy process with the average time between the foreclosure filing and conclusion of the case being 853 days while the national average is only 414 days. This foreclosure crisis has negatively impacted neighborhoods, negatively affected the judicial branch in terms of both funding and caseload and impeded Florida’s economic recovery. HB 87 places an affirmative duty on lenders to produce the mortgage note or provide sworn evidence that they are the owners of the note, thereby eliminating the fraud and other problems that resulted from the robo-signing practices of the past. For the benefit of the borrower, the legislation also shortens the statute of limitations for deficiency judgments from five years to one year. The bill makes revisions to the current show cause process which will streamline and expedite the judicial process while at the same time preserving all appropriate due process rights of the borrowers. It also permits community and condominium associations standing to request the court to move the case along when there are delinquent assessments due.

Please call Gov. Scott at (850) 488-7146 or email him by following this link and tell him to SIGN HB 87.


CAI-Florida Legislative Alliance