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2014 Changes to Florida HOA Law

There were several new provisions that related directly to condominium and homeowner associations that  became effective July 1, 2014. The changes below apply to homeowners’ associations and chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes. Official Records: Section 720.303(5) of the Florida … Continue reading

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When Is A Person A Tenant?

Situations arise where a landlord – tenant relationship is entered into when either one of the parties or both of the parties do not realize it.  A transient tenancy as defined by Florida law in the Florida Statutes as an … Continue reading

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Felony Board Candidates

Florida Statute 718.112(2)(d)(2) has a provision that prevents a person from serving on the Board of their Condominium Association if they have been convicted of “any felony in this state or in a United States District or Territorial Court, or … Continue reading

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Do Florida Statute Override An Association’s Documents?

It is important note what the laws override the documents and rules and regulations of a condominium or homeowners association.  Laws go in a specific order with the highest order being the U.S. Constitution, followed by federal laws, state constitutions and state laws and then local items such … Continue reading

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Transfer Of A Property After Foreclosure

There are some questions as to when actual ownership of a property changes hands after foreclosing on the property. When a Condominium or Homeowner Association seeks to foreclose on a delinquent owner in their association according to the provisions of … Continue reading

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55 And Older Restrictions

In Florida there are many Condominium and Homeowners Associations where the residents desire to live in a community that only allows older people to live there.   The Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) amends Section 807(b)(2)(C) of the … Continue reading

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Associations and Sexual Offenders

With several prominent issues appearing in the news in the last few months concerning allegations of sexual abuse, it is important for associations to consider what policies they have in place to protect residents from potential sexual predators. Associations should … Continue reading

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Problem Association Owners

Every now and then, and a condominium or homeowners’ association will have one owner who questions everything. Questions range from the Board’s ability to implement rules and regulations to the funding of reserves. Of course the Board should not ignore … Continue reading

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Landlords Should Keep Saftey First

When you deal with landlord-tenant law, a majority of the time it is based on nonpayment of rent. Typically the answers to most landlord questions rely on the law and its’ application to their situation. Every once in a while, … Continue reading

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Research Before you Purchase

With so many foreclosures and short sales sitting out on the market now, I am getting a lot of potential buyers who are considering purchasing these properties and are not sure about how a condominium or homeowners’ association comes into … Continue reading

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