Benjamin Sens, CEO of BOSS Construction Group, interviews with Lynda Horvat from the Horvat Law Firm, and they discuss about being a member and having a role in your home community or home association.
About Lynda Horvat
Keri Lynda Horvat is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney, as well as a Florida Supreme Court Mediator. She also chairs the business and real estate practice at her firm. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Horvat is a title agent of Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund and chairs the firm’s transactional and condominium law practice groups. Her practice includes the representation of businesses and individuals with a broad range of legal concerns such as commercial litigation, employment law, condominium law, real estate litigation, and insurance litigation. Ms. Horvat is fluent in Spanish and English. She holds a B.S. in Communication and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. In 1999, she received the Date County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award for Professionalism for her personal, commitment to honor and integrity within the legal profession. Ms. Horvat is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Florida.
Everybody who’s an owner of a condominium is a member of a community. And so they each have obligations not just to themselves, but to each other. And together, they form the association. And I think a lot of times that’s lost on unit owners, they feel like it’s them against the association, but they are one with the association. And so I think sometimes a little bit of decency and courtesy can go a long way and particularly now that people are very stressed out. They’re wondering how they’re going to make their maintenance fee payment. They’re stressed because they’re in a unit with other family members, they can’t get out. And so it’s easy for them to start to look at small things like maybe somebody’s not parking entirely in the middle of the two yellow lines, to make a problem, but I think they have to be conscientious of the fact that everybody’s going through some difficulty and that trying to make sure that there’s peace is very important. This is really a good time for them to actually take a moment to see how they can better protect their unit and the common elements for those boards.
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