FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES AN ASSOCIATION KNOW IF WE ARE WITHIN STATUTORY COMPLIANCE?
It is the fiduciary responsibility for all members of an association to know basic responsibilities and rights under Florida statutes, along with the governing documents. Your Community Association Manager should always engage their own education resources. CAMS are not attorneys, but should remain connected with association representation to share important updates to 718 or 720. Board Officers should attend classes through their volunteer time along with their CAM's to ensure complete knowledge of compliance in many areas. Classes and training are normally free. Ask RAM how we can support both protective representation and up to date education within statutory compliance.
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH CONFLICT ISSUES WITHIN OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
It is common to have conflict issues within a BOD for many reasons. Your CAM should remain impartial to all officers while helping to navigate through important issues in the community. Rocket Association Management has the experience in a vast area of what could be stressful and conflicting responsibilities. Having a good Association Attorney can help in these many areas. State of the Union and Closed meetings are available to BOD members to talk about complicated situations. RAM has been a great moderator and partner to work through complicated projects, legal issues, controversial votes, and non-active boards. When a quorum has been established, the board has spoken, minutes are the final, and the end result and should be respected. Ask RAM to guide your community ethically and respectfully to a final solution and what's best for the entire association.
OWNERS ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS, HOW CAN WE ENFORCE?
When is the last time the RR's were reviewed by an Attorney? It may be due for updates and/or strength to enforce upon owners equally. Did you know that Rules and Regulations are not considered a part of the governing documents anymore? This is why there should be Policys and Procedures written, adopted, updated, and disclosed to the members. Its is very important to have a clear written guideline for the association to follow. To better serve the needs of the association, the rules and regulations can be filed with the Clerk Of Court for better and fuller enforcement. Ram can help strengthen and construct your policy and procedures!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT AND WHAT CAN A RAM-CAM DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY?
RAM is a small owner operated company. Unlike larger companies RAM's mission is to create representation based on the needs and culture of the association. A large management company may not have the mindset to operate quality over quantity. Too many represented communities do not safeguard a complete oversite umbrella of represented associations. We strive to always be up-to-date on all aspects of a community. Our services can be customized to fit any primary needs and budget. When an association is not abiding by the law, a dispute can arise which could ultimately be a very lengthy expense. If that dispute is based on the inactiveness of the association a conservator can be appointed by the state, and members can lose control of their community at an absorbent expense. Community Association Managers are vendors of the community and can help implement and coordinate many policies and procedures to hep prevent and navigate through tough situations. Association managers can assist the Board of Directors in many areas. We are here to launch your association to success and maintain the day-to-day operations in a professional manner. Let us help you create a harmonious neighborhood!