Homeowner and Condominium Associations exist for the primary purpose of uniting a community of neighbors interested in upholding standards of property upkeep for the benefit of all. With agreed upon rules and regulations in place, as well as a governing body of volunteer homeowners willing to form a board, make decisions, and enforce the rules, an association can thrive. However, managing an entire community consisting of dozens or even hundreds of homes can entail a heavy workload, especially when it comes to fee collection, rule enforcement, and community governance. Most homeowners don’t have the time or the inclination to shoulder this burden for long.

This is where a management company can save the day. The role a management group plays in the day-to-day operations of a typical homeowners association will depend on the level of involvement of the Board and Volunteers. However, typically, a management company will tend to many administrative duties- that volunteer board members neither have the time or expertise to handle such as bidding out insurance, assist with government requirements, membership mailings and meetings, collecting dues, paying vendors, managing the operating budget, and providing monthly financial statements.

A management company assigns a Manager who becomes familiar with the community and its residents. Some of their duties are getting bids for projects, reviewing contracts, overseeing vendors, and monitoring the condition of the common areas. Florida Statute is particular with respect to association meeting requirements. The management company will keep your board and community legal by following the exact procedures set forth by statute and your covenants for meetings, elections, and necessary mailings such as ballots, annual budget reports, and even monthly newsletters.