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Florida Friendly Landscaping

n 2009 Florida created a statute that allows for property owners to install Florida Friendly Landscaping while still being regulated by their Homeowners’ Association. Florida Statutes 720.3075(4), states: “Homeowners’ association documents, including declarations of covenants, articles of incorporation, or bylaws, … Continue reading

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Who makes decisions, the Board or the Manager?

In many situations, a Board of Directors of an Condominium or Homeowners Association may have very little communication with their Association’s attorney. This can help to make communication more efficient, in that instead of having 2-3 different perspectives going to … Continue reading

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New Florida Association Laws – HB 1195

Today, House Bill 1195 (HB1195) will go into effect, and there will be some new laws governing Florida’s Condominium and Homeowner’s Associations. This year’s changes to Florida Statute 718 and 720 are not major ones, but there are a few … Continue reading

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Florida Statute 723.024

With the Governor signing into law several new bills that will go into effect on July 1, 2011, one specific section will help mobile home owners and mobile park owners. Section 723.024 of the Florida Statutes has been created to … Continue reading

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Background Screening

Many Associations have provisions requiring any new resident (an owner or tenant) to go through a background check prior to moving into the Association. It is something most Associations should think about to help protect their residents from violent offenders … Continue reading

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Nuisance

Most Associations have some sort of nuisance clause in their documents. These clauses typically state that there shall be no nuisance on the property, basically meaning that there shall be no action or use of property that is some type … Continue reading

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Associations and Unit Bankruptcy

With so many foreclosures that are still sitting out there on the horizon, and the economy continues to stagnate, there continues to be a large number of people who are filing for bankruptcy. I get questions from condominium and homeowner’s … Continue reading

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New Board Members and Association Changes

When a condominium or homeowner’s association replaces their Board of Director members with new members after a proper election, there are times when these new BOD members come in with the intention of changing everything that the old regime established. … Continue reading

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Board Member Education

As this year comes to a close, many condominium and homeowner’s associations begin to elect new board members to their board of directors. As the board transitions board members, as few requirements should be kept in mind. New condo board … Continue reading

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The Florida Sunshine Law

There always seems to be some confusion as to when members of a Florida condominium or homeowner’s association can meet and how/if they must conform to the Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law. Florida Statute 286 sets forth what many … Continue reading

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