If you live in Florida, chances are you’re familiar with the summer heat. But what about the heat of a legal dispute? In the event that you experience another homeowner’s dispute this summer, it is important to be prepared. You can start by understanding your rights and obligations as a condo association. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself during this time of year:
1) Make sure your windows are properly sealed. This will help keep out water and air, which can cause damage to your property.
2) If there is a dispute between neighbors, document the incident and take pictures or video footage of the scene. This will help prove your case if necessary.
3) Contact an attorney if you feel that you have been wronged by another homeowner. An attorney can provide assistance with filing a lawsuit or negotiating a settlement.
Preventing Roof Leaks & Flooding
Condominiums are built with the assumption that water will not leak onto the property from the roof. However, if there is a large storm or hurricane, condominium associations may experience roof leaks. To prevent roof leaks:
– Inspect roofs for any damage.
– Make sure gutters are clear and in good condition.
– Check flashing, sealant, and caulking around rooftop vents and chimneys.
– Check all flashing, gutter, and roof drainage systems for blockages or leaks.
– Repair or replace any damaged components as needed.
This summer season in Florida is going to be hot! In order to prepare your condominium for this, here are a few things you can do:
-Install air conditioning units in common areas and on high-traffic decks.
-Plan events that will take place outside, like movie nights or pool parties.
-Make sure all pool hours are posted prominently so residents know when they cannot swim.
-Encourage residents to sign up for community notifications (such as email blasts and text messages) to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings.