Category Archives: Condo-HOA Law

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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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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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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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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