Posted October16, 2005
Governor, Dear Legislators, Dear
Dear Friends and Dear
pretty obvious that Florida's condo-owners are again left to
fend for themselves without any help from our government! Read
below the desperate cry for help from desperate
citizens who are afraid to lose their homes, because nobody seems
to be willing to help!
DBPR and its top-executives have obviously decided to turn the
Division into a "toothless tiger"! Absolutely nothing is
done so far to help solve the problems condo-owners all over the
state are experiencing. We still have legislators who claim that
all these problems only exist in the imagination of some
"disgruntled" owners. Gee, I always thought only
horses wear blinders!
have a Condo Advisory Council, hi-jacked by the specialized
attorneys, who will most likely present the legislature again with
the Board Power Bill (2005 session HB 1593) claiming it to be the
will of the condo-owners. Look at this case of abuse of
condo-owners and see where the power given to the boards can lead
these owners. Involved in this case -- as usual --are all the same
law firms that fight any
proposed condo reform
bills in Tallahassee claiming
they are opposing
these reforms for the welfare of
Just read the
list of the law firms involved in the disaster of the Castle Beach
& Poliakoff, P.A.
Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, P.A.
Hyman, Kaplan, Ganguzza, Spector
& Mars, P.A.
like the list of Who is Who of condo reform opponents -- reforms
aimed to protect the owners! Renters in this state have better
protection than the owners!
help these condo owners to keep their homes! Our society should be
ashamed that something like this can happen! Our fellow citizens have
to protest on the street to get the attention that might help them
save their homes!
NEED HELP! WHERE ARE YOU ALL?
JOIN THEM IN THEIR PROTEST TO SHOW
THAT THEY ARE NOT ALONE IN THEIR FIGHT!
IN ALLIANCE WITH:
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11
Property Owners Association in the Villages (POA)
Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches (FHCGPB)
Consumer Advocacy Network (CAN)
October 15 2005
To Show Condominium Problems In South Florida
Monday, October 17, 2005 condominium owners from
South Florida will rally at The Castle Beach Club
Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.
protest will deal with these issues:
Beach Club has attempted a RECALL of directors.
The judge hearing the case doesn’t want to
consider some of the votes -- even though 63% of the
condominium association members have already voted in
favor of the RECALL.
and middle-class persons have bought condo units, but
are now the targets of powerful discrimination.
Discrimination is evident, because the
developers think that they can bankrupt condo
associations that are mainly composed of Hispanics and
After bankruptcy, comes receivership.
Then developers can buy the entire buildings
from the court-appointed receiver.
Profit is a motive for the gross discrimination
against Hispanics and middle-class condominium unit
elderly persons, disabled persons and widows are
discriminated against also.
They are “easy targets.”
two years ago, the court appointed a receiver.
That receiver’s job was to help the members
find evidence against the Board Of Directors of Castle
Beach Club and to recall those directors.
Then the receiver was given full receivership.
The receiver was supposed to
reopen the building and work on needed
the receiver hasn't found anything significant
against the directors, that receiver is now pushing
very strongly to sell the building.
A buyer wants to purchase the building, but the
owners of the condo units do not want this sale to
The Buyer Beware.”
media are aware of the problems.
Nationwide media coverage may alert other
prospective condominium unit buyers to the serious
nature of buying a condo unit in South Florida.