Category Archives: Condo-HOA Law

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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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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Political Yard Signs

As the political campaigning season is in full swing, it seems as if you cannot turn your head without seeing a campaign sign promoting a candidate for office. Many Condominium and Homeowner Associations have imposed bans on displaying signs (political … Continue reading

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Selective Enforcement

When a Condominium or Home Owner Association enforce rules, the Condo or HOA Association must be sure to have an enforcement policy that is standard across the board. Selective enforcement occurs when an Association decides to act against a Property … Continue reading

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Suspension of Amenity Use

Under the new Florida Association laws that went into effect on July 1, 2010, a Condo Association is now able to restrict use of amenities to a Unit Owner who is delinquent in their assessments. So that means the Owner’s … Continue reading

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Management Contracts

When an Association enters into a contract with a management company, the contract needs to be analyzed for a few key issues. Since such a contract locks an Association into being managed by a management company, and sometimes there can … Continue reading

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