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QUESTION: A person that lives in our rental community often harasses other residents, vandalizes property, and has become physically threatening, once hitting another resident with a broom. The park manager has said there's nothing he can do about it. Is that the case?
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QUESTION: I just received a notice that my water bill will not be included in my rent anymore. Starting in three months, I will pay the city water department directly. The notice did not say anything about my rent going down. What should I do?
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QUESTION: Our homeowners' association is nonprofit. Do we have to pay taxes?
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QUESTION: I just moved from up north into a community that doesn't have a homeowners' association. I've read that it's important to have an incorporated HOA. How do I get one started?
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QUESTION:  What can FMO do about rental increases?
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QUESTION:  The trees on my lot are not mine; I did not plant them, yet the park manager says it's my responsibility to keep them trimmed. Is that true?
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QUESTION:  Most of the park's facilities have deteriorated and maintenance has fallen way behind, yet my rent keeps going up. What can I do?
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QUESTION:  The park owner gave me two notices of park rule violations, and then gave me an eviction notice. What can I do if the park owner doesn't follow his own rules?
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QUESTION:  When the rent increase notice is given, the park owner meets with us and gives us the reason for the increase, but will not discuss anything else. Can something be done about it?
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Resident Owned Communities
QUESTION:  The residents have just purchased our community. Will we automatically be able to claim homestead exemption, or do we have to file with the county?
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QUESTION:  In HUD's law on fair housing, how does the 80/20 rule apply?
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QUESTION:  When the Board of Directors meets, why can't residents talk at the Board meeting?
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QUESTION:  Do I actually own my land, or just a certificate?
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QUESTION:  Some repairs were made on our recreational hall and now $5,000 will be taken out of our general fund, but the Board of Directors never asked for the shareholders' vote on the matter. What can we do?
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Family Communities
QUESTION:  What can the FMO do to help family communities?
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Subdivisions
QUESTION:  The deed restrictions of our subdivision prohibit the parking of a boat and trailer anywhere but inside a garage. Two months ago, one of the original residents began a building project in his garage and moved his boat to the side yard. When a new resident parked his boat in the side yard, the HOA issued a notice for him to move it. He has refused, pointing to the fact that another resident has a boat stored outside. What should we do?
  • ANSWER: Sorry, you must be a member to view answer
55+
QUESTION:  I live in a seniors-only park and my park manager has asked me to provide proof of age. Why does she want it?
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QUESTION:  I am worried because the new managers of my 55+ park have allowed two different residents to have their teenage grandchildren living with them full time. Already there's cars racing around and loud music. What should I do?
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QUESTION:  We received a 90-day notice that our park is converting to a family park. What can we do to stop it?
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Bingo
QUESTION:  We get some nice profits from bingo. How much of the revenue can be put aside for our own use? How much can be used to operate the game and repair the equipment?
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QUESTION:  When we purchase bingo cards, do we have to pay sales tax on them?
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QUESTION:  Are manufactured home parks allowed to put on bingo games more than twice a week?
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Cross Country Motor Club
QUESTION:  My FMO membership isn't up for renewal for a while, but I want to get Cross Country Motor Club coverage now. What should I do?
  • ANSWER:  Sorry, you must be a member to view answer
QUESTION:  My wife and I both belong to CCMC but we received only one CCMC membership card in the package that came from Cross Country. Why is that?
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Membership
QUESTION:  What are the office hours at FMO headquarters in Largo?
  • ANSWER: We're open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
QUESTION:  When is the FMO News published?
  • ANSWER: It is published bi-monthly, six times each year.
QUESTION:  How do I volunteer to be a park representative?
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QUESTION: Does FMO have legal resources? How do I take advantage of them?
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QUESTION: What kind of supplies can I get to try to recruit new members? How do I get them?
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QUESTION: I recently renewed my membership by sending a check, yet I got another renewal notice. Did you lose my check?
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QUESTION: How many levels of membership are there?
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