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Blog Posts in 2019

  • 8-Jul-2019

    Announcement: Spangler Joins Boswell & Dunlap, LLP

    BARTOW, FL -- Boswell & Dunlap, LLP, established in 1900, is pleased to announce that Jillian T. Spangler has joined the firm. Ms. Spangler, a 2018 recipient of the Polk Emerging Leader Award, past president of the Rotary Club of Winter Haven and ...
  • 2-Jul-2019

    John Murphy Appointed to JNC by Governor DeSantis

    Boswell & Dunlap, LLP, is pleased to announce that on July 1, 2019, Governor DeSantis appointed Frederick John Murphy, Jr. to a four-year term on the 10th Judicial Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”). JNCs select ...
  • 12-Jun-2019

    Beware the Board's Rules and Regulations

    Do you live in a deed restricted community? If so, you are probably somewhat familiar with the covenants and conditions encumbering your home. You may sleep soundly in the knowledge that those restrictions cannot generally be changed without a ...
  • 8-Apr-2019

    Lease Agreements: Why You Need a Written Lease

    People often feel that they do not need a written lease if they are renting a home from a friend, close acquaintance or family member. This is wrong, wrong, WRONG! If you are leasing from anyone, you need a clear, written lease that outlines the ...
  • 14-Mar-2019

    HOAs & Condos struggle with Short-Term Rentals. What is the Remedy?

    According to FloridaRentals.com, as reported by The Ledger, the Davenport/Four Corners area of Polk County is one of the top 10 vacation rental locations in Florida. This news will be received with trepidation by area HOAs, condominiums and other ...
  • 21-Feb-2019

    Don't Put Off Estate Planning

    Did you know that less than half of Americans 55 years of age or older have a will? In fact, according to a recent study by Merrill Lynch, only 18% of Americans have a will, a durable power of attorney and an advance heath care directive. According ...
  • 13-Feb-2019

    Polk County Adopts Subdivision Parking Policy

    The Polk County Board of County Commissioners have given community associations a new tool to fight parking congestion. Emergency vehicles can have trouble navigating a neighborhood’s narrow streets when residents and guests park on both sides ...

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