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Article Courtesy of ABC Action News
By Adam Walser
Published October 14, 2017
Tampa – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is taking action against a
Tampa company she says is taking advantage of financially distressed
Floridians. It involves a company that profited from home owners association foreclosure auctions and some of the same players ABC Action News exposed in an I-Team investigation.
The lawsuit alleges that HOA Problem Solutions, Inc. and a number of related companies have victimized homeowners, renters and homeowner associations for more than three years.
Michael Chancey is one of the principals named in the lawsuit, which says he and his business partners operate multiple HOA foreclosure businesses out of a Tampa strip mall storefront, which bears a sign indicating it is a sports marketing business. Read more:
CCFJ.NET: HOA fight over World War II tank in River Oaks
Article Courtesy of Channel 10 News WTSP — Tampa Bay
By Marcelino Benito
Published October 4, 2017
In the heart of River Oaks, neighbors are coming face to face with history without ever leaving the neighborhood.
“It’s great for America,” said homeowner Ken Douglas.
CCFJ.NET: CONDO ASSOCIATION SUES FIRST RESIDENTIAL FKA CONTINENTAL
An Opinion By Jan Bergemann
President, Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Published October 7, 2017
The Jade Winds Association Inc, a condo minium in Miami-Dade County has filed a very interesting lawsuit in Bankruptcy Court against First Service Residential, the management company formerly known as the Continental Group.
As a homeowner or condo owner I hope you are aware that this company is actively lobbying in Tallahassee against owner-friendly community association legislation since many years.
In the lawsuit the condo association blames First Residential Service — and especially the assigned manager, for all kinds of wrongdoings leading to the bankruptcy filing of the corporation. The list of alleged wrongdoings is very long, starting with bills not being paid in a timely manner leading to late charges to kickbacks for throwing the elections. The actual lawsuit (please click on link below) provides very interesting reading and — in my opinion — it will be very difficult for First Residential Services to get out of this lawsuit unharmed if Jade Winds can prove even only part of the allegations levied in the filed lawsuit.
CCFJ.NET: Poinciana homeowner contests association election again
Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel
By Ryan Gillespie
Published September 19, 2017
A homeowner is again trying to tip the balance of power within one of the state’s largest homeowner’s associations away from developers.
An election challenge filed by homeowner Martin Negron calls for a recount of votes in the Association of Poinciana Villages, but only after the state agency that regulates HOAs tosses out scores of votes he thinks are illegal.
That agency, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, already sided with Negron in a challenge in June and nullified the results of a February vote. In that ruling, an arbitrator ordered the Aug. 1 election.
If the votes are tossed out, Negron and his attorneys think it would pave the way for homeowners to be seated on the board.
“How are we ever going to win?” he said. “Hopefully the [state] will put some teeth into this.” Read more:
GRANITE BAY (CBS13) — Some homeowners in a Granite Bay neighborhood are fuming over a letter sent out by the homeowners association that they say goes too far.
The letter discourages children playing outdoors on neighborhood streets and even suggests parents take their kids to a nearby park.
After just two months in their new home the Peters family received a letter from the homeowners association saying children playing in streets and neighboring yards is a violation.
“Honestly we were a little put out, real upset to the fact we didn’t feel welcome in our neighborhood,” says Jed Peters, while keeping a close eye on his three-year-old riding a bike across the street in the quiet neighborhood.
“We also got a handwritten note from our association manager that states, perhaps we should have the children play in the backyard or at the park.”
Peters says he’s not against association rules keeping the neighborhood looking sharp, but he thinks this goes too far and he posted the letter on social media.
“We had over 75 positive responses from our neighbors. They said we want kids out front, not playing video games. Read more:
The Rock Hill Home Owners Association has its sights set on a tiny pink playhouse in a Blue Springs, Missouri neighborhood.
Bobbie Goolsby bought the playhouse for her six-year-old granddaughter, Emma, who nearly died from an autoimmune disorder, according to the KSHB.
Emma told the TV station the playhouse was her “safe space” where she goes to play everyday and take her breathing treatments. “It’s my world,” Emma said.
Goolsby tried to find a loophole in HOA bylaws that prohibit sheds, but HOA President Dee Ann Myers told KSHB that the playhouse still violates its policy.