Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the Associations in The Landings.
The Landings is comprised of twenty individual Associations, each of which is a specific geographic area within The Landings. The Landings Management Association ("LMA") is responsible for maintenance of the roads, its common areas, and the operations of the gates that control access to The Landings.
Q: What is a "management company," what do they do, and how do I reach them?
A management company is contracted by the Board of Directors to provide such services as: Collection of assessments, supervision of subcontractors, obtaining bids for subcontracted services, providing financial statements and collection reports, as well as a general clearing house for problem solving, communications with homeowners and the Board of Directors and to serve in an advisor capacity. The management company reports directly to the Board and all decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The management company may be reached online through the Management Office page on this website or by phone from the numbers listed on the Contact Us page on this site.
Q: What is a homeowner's association vs a condominium association?
Both are non-profit corporations registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Their purpose is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provision of each association’s governing documents and the relevant State statute. The LMA, Landings Homeowners Association and The Cloisters are homeowners associations and are governed by Florida Statute 720. The remaining Landings associations are condominium associations and governed by Florida Statute 718. Each Landings association has its own Board of Directors, officers, governing documents, and assessments.
Q: What are the Bylaws?
The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the non-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership's voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.
Q: What is the Board of Directors?
Each Landings association is a corporation and therefore a governing body that is required to oversee its business. The Board of Directors is elected by the association’s owners, or as otherwise specified in their governing documents. The limitations and restrictions of the powers of the Board of Directors is outlined in each Association governing documents.
Q: Are there any other rules?
Most associations have developed Rules and Regulations as adopted by the Board of Directors. Rules are established to provide direction to the homeowners for common courtesies about parking, vehicles, pets, and pool use hours, etc. In addition, your Association may adopt Architectural Guidelines with procedures for submitting requests to make exterior changes to your home. Such changes may include patio covers, decks, landscaping, exterior color changes or extensive interior changes and additions. These rules and guidelines are set up to maintain the aesthetic value and integrity of the community on behalf of all owners and are designed to protect the market value of your investment as well. Violations of these rules may result in action by the Board of Directors and a fine. In addition, if you proceed with an exterior improvement or change, without written approval of the Board of Directors, or Architectural Committee, as applicable, you may be required to remove or correct the alteration and/or be fined for the violation. Each of the Landings associations have their own set of Rules & Regulations, as does the LMA.
Q: If I am having a problem with a neighbor for a violation of the Policies and Guidelines, what can I do?
If residents cannot resolve a situation between themselves, then turn to your Association. Should you have a situation that does not appear to be resolved through neighborly means.
Q: Are Board Meetings open to all residents? If so, where and when are they held?
Yes, the LMA and each of The Landings associations hold regularly scheduled board meetings that are open to its owners. The Landings Racquet Club also holds monthly board meetings.
Q: If I want to serve on a committee, how do I find out what committees are active and how I can get involved?
The Landings Handbook & Directory (or “Greenbook”) has a list of committees and their chairpersons. Consult the directory on this website. If you do not have printed directory, one may be obtained from the Main Gate.
Q: What is my assessment?
The assessment is the periodic amount due from each owner to cover the operating expenses of the LMA and each association’s common areas and may provide for reserve funds for replacement of common facilities in future years. Every owner has at least two assessments - the LMA and the individual Assocation. The amount and payment schedule vary by association. The LMA assessment is annual, payable on January 1 of each year. Owners in Landings South are automatically members of the Landings Racquet Club and are billed for its annual assessment as well.