Smoke Free Condos by Dr. Joyce Starr is featured on the book review page of the Carter Center 2014 newsletter – right between Jimmy Carter’s recent book and the memoir of former Defense Secretary Bill Gates. Smoke Free Condos is a crucial resource for condo owners suffering from secondhand smoke, condo and HOA boards, and condo association law firms. “A classic – one of a kind,” writes the president of GASP (Group Against Smokers Pollution-Florida).
Condo & HOA Series
“I’ve carried your book around with me like a bible, I’ve read it three times. You are such a blessing. If I could reach through the phone and kiss you, I would. I don’t like your book, I love it.” Renowned condo rights expert Dr. Joyce Starr presents the first self-defense guide for concerned or distraught Condo and Homeowner Association (HOA) members. Targeted as a condo whistle-blower over toxic mold, the author confronted and won a complex legal enforcement case. The author presents critical strategies for defending and protecting your condominium association and HOA rights.
Are you choking on secondhand smoke and/or third-hand smoke? The first book on secondhand smoke in condos, co-ops and apartment buildings gives you the tools to fight back. Learn how to protect & defend yourself, loved ones & pets from this carcinogenic threat. The author explodes the myth that chain-smokers can do as they please in condos and multifamily buildings. She champions your right to clean indoor air. Law makers and state legislatures are challenged to protect babies, children and non-smoking adults where they can least defend themselves – in multifamily buildings. Volume 1 in the two-volume “green series.”
Valmore Lucier served as Chief Election Monitor under Florida’s first Condo Ombudsman, Dr. Virgil Rizzo. The lessons learned can help condo owners across the nation. He takes the reader behind the scenes to share the frustrations, challenges, and oppositions encountered during condo elections and attempts to remove board members. His book describes how condo elections should be conducted – and what some boards and their attorneys are willing to do to stay in power. It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to protect condo owners against abuse and mismanagement.
Know thy documents! The best way to put an end to unnecessary, irritating and costly homeowner disputes is to modify and correct underlying condo association or HOA documents. But most condo owners have little idea how to read, let alone change or protect their original documents. Discover what excellent association documents should look like and how they should be written. This book was adopted by a developer based in the Northwest as an “enlightened” document template for an entire new community.
Authored by homeowners association expert Dr. David Goldenberg, this report leads you through the condo association and homeowners association (HOA) recall ordeal.
Read this guide BEFORE launching a recall petition. Discover which tasks must be undertaken, in what order and precisely how to carry out your recall plan. One mistake could easily derail months of hard work. HOA board and condo board recalls require precision and persistence.
Questions re condo fees + condo assessments. A black and white answer may not suffice. The real problem arises when condo association or HOA members are involved in a bitter dispute with their Board.