Information for the New Owner
Welcome as a unit owner and member of the Roosevelt
Condo Association! Please help us in our
efforts to keep this building as well-kept and beautiful as it is now. We appreciate your cooperation and compliance
with the Roosevelt’s Rules &
Regulations. Below, please find a
summary of the most important procedures, rules and fees of the
- Monthly Exterminator Service: George from A Better Way Exterminators
provides extermination service for all common areas within the building on
the first Wednesday of every month. If you would like him to do inside
your actual unit, there's no additional cost, but you have to either be
there to let him in, or provide him a key he can keep. George has been
providing this service to the building for many years. If you want to
provide a key to George, please contact the Board, and we can help with
- Intercom: There's an intercom next
to the front gate. If you provide the Board with a telephone number and
name (a maximum of 14 characters including spaces), we will program it
into the intercom at no cost. When someone (e.g. UPS or FedEx) wants to
use the intercom to contact you, they simply dial your unit number, and it
will call the phone number you provided. When someone calls you from the
intercom, you can electronically buzz them in that gate by pushing *6 on
your telephone. That electronic access does not extend to the lobby door,
so you will need to actually
open that door for your guest yourself.
- Fees for additional gate keys:
- $100 deposit for new keys (fully refundable
$25 for replacements of a broken key (broken key must be presented)
- Parking: No parking is available
on Condo premises. Parking of motorbikes and bicycles is prohibited on all
Condo premises, including courtyard, front yard, lobby, hallways and
stairways, except for the designated bicycle area underneath the 1st
Floor stairways. Violations are subject to fines of $100 per incident.
- Bicycles: There is limited bicycle
parking available, on a first-come basis, underneath the 1st
floor North and South stairwells.
This space is reserved for actively
used bicycles only (max. of 4 bikes per staircase), and is not
to be used for bike storage.
Bicycles may only be parked right underneath the staircases, and
must not protrude into and/or obstruct the passageway (Fire Department
restriction – we will be fined for violations!). They may not be chained onto the railing
from the side of the walkway.
- Recycling: The City of Miami Beach
requires us to recycle and two Recycle bins have been set up in the
alleyway behind the building. Items
for recycling are glass & plastic bottles, metal cans, newspaper and
cardboard. Please do not leave items next to/outside the bins (which is
considered illegal dumping).
- Trash: Each floor has a trash
chute for garbage disposal. Please make sure your trash doesn’t spill by
properly closing/tying the garbage bag.
Please make sure your garbage bag fits through the chute opening.
Do not force large items down the chute that could obstruct the
chute. Large items, cardboard
boxes, etc. must be broken down/cut into smaller pieces to fit through the
opening or deposed of in the recycle bins behind the building. Each
resident is responsible for properly disposing of his/her trash. Do not leave boxes or large items in the
trash room or behind the building.
Do not leave personal items (shoes, umbrella) outside your
- Dogs & Other Pets: Pets must be kept in such a way, so that
they will not become a nuisance to other residents. Dogs must not be
allowed to run free in hallways or any other part of the common areas. Dogs
must be on a leash and under firm control of the dog owner at all times
while on Condo premises. Dog owners
are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.
- Emergency Access to Units: The Association has the right to access
a unit during an emergency (i.e., broken pipe, water leakage threatening
to damage an adjoining unit). The
Board encourages unit owners to provide an extra key to their unit to the
Board for this purpose. The Board will not enter a unit unless absolutely
necessary, and will always attempt to first contact the owner. Should the
Board be unable to contact the owner, and not have a key to enter the unit
in an emergency, the Board has the right to enter the unit with the help
of a locksmith and take measures to prevent further damage (e.g., have a
plumber turn off the water valves).
Any damage to a unit resulting from such forceful entry is the
responsibility of the unit owner. We appreciate your cooperation in
providing the Board emergency access to your unit.
- Renovations inside the Unit: Other
than minor repairs, renovations inside a unit, such as replacement of
flooring, require prior written prior approval by the Association. In
addition to Association approval, electrical/plumbing/structural repairs
require a permit from the City of Miami Beach.
- Maintenance Fees: Maintenance Fees are due on the first
of the month. A late fee of $25 applies for all checks received after the
7th of the month. A $25
fee applies for returned checks.
The monthly fee schedule is established at the annual budget
meeting and sent to all unit owners together with the minutes of the
meeting in December. Since
maintenance fees are set only once a year, no monthly invoices or
reminders are being mailed to unit owners. Assessments that are late 9 out
of 12 months in any calendar year, or that are unpaid for 3 or more
consecutive months, incur an additional late fee of $500, in addition to
the regular late fee.
- Insurance: The Association has coverage for all required
insurance, including commercial liability, flood and windstorm. For
verification of our insurance policies for your mortgage company, please
contact our insurance agent, Livia
M. Pedraza, Lakes & Country General Insurance, 8555 NW 186 Street, Hialeah,
FL 33015, Ph: 305-829-2777 Fax: 305-829-0782, Livia@lakescountryins.com.
- Rentals: A unit may be rented out for no less
than a minimum of 6 months plus 1 day per City code regulations. All
rental applicants must fill out a rental application and schedule an
interview with the Board prior to moving in. The rental application fee is $100.00
(non-refundable), and the security deposit is $200 (refundable).
- Condo Management: The Roosevelt Condominium is currently
self-managed, i.e. we do not employ a management company for the
day-to-day business functions. The Association’s business address is Roosevelt
Condominium Association, Inc., 1255 Pennsylvania Ave., Miami Beach, FL
33139. The Association
has a drop-box mounted on the wall in the mail area of the lobby. We can
be contacted by phone (786) 231-3683
You can find useful information, such the Rules & Regulations,
application forms, etc. on our website www.rooseveltcondo.org.
- Annual Meeting: The Annual Election and
Membership Meeting takes place on the first Thursday of every
December. A notice announcing time
and place of the meeting is posted on the bulletin board and sent via mail
to all unit owners 60 days prior to the meeting. Board meetings are open to all unit
owners. The Board may hold
additional meetings, if necessary, which are mailed and posted and open to
unit owners as well. Minutes of
meetings are sent to all unit owners.
The Annual Financial Report is mailed each February to all unit