Category Archives: Condo-HOA Law

New Florida Association Laws

Starting July 1st, 2010 the new laws (including SB 1196) that were passed in Florida for 2010 go into effect, and there are several provisions that directly relate to association living. Below are some items addressed by the new laws … Continue reading

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Requesting Associations Records

As a member of a community association in Florida, an owner is entitled to inspect the records of the Association. Florida Statute 718.111(12) sets forth specific guidelines that cover not only what is included in the Association records, but the … Continue reading

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Short Sales and Association Dues

Short-sales are becoming popular again banks keep dealing with delinquencies. There have been articles talking up short sales and throwing around numbers, like it costs lenders 50% to foreclose, while only 30% to short sale a property. While there can … Continue reading

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Foreclosure and Evictions

I have had several friends and acquaintances that have been renting homes here in Florida, only to find out that their landlord was not paying their mortgage payments to the bank, and are now facing foreclosure from the bank. They … Continue reading

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Florida’s Marketable Record Title Act

I met with a client this week who had some questions as to standard Association issues, and at the end of the meeting, they raised a question that triggered concerns about the Florida Marketable Record Title Act. Florida Statute 712 … Continue reading

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Purposed Condo and HOA Changes for 2010

There are several Bills that are in front of the Florida legislature for 2010 that could change the current state of the condominium and homeowner association landscape. Below are several ones that are of interest to condo and HOA law … Continue reading

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Property Rentals in Associations

In most situations, a tenant renting a property in a condominium or Homeowners Association retains all of the rights afforded to the owner of the property. That would include using amenities such as the pool, boat docks, basketball courts or … Continue reading

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Condominium Insurance Coverage

I come across many Condominium Associations that have questions as to what they need to cover with their insurance, and what the individual owners are responsible for. The most common item that is in question, is the coverage of the … Continue reading

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Board Meeting Notice

The Florida Statutes state that adequate notice of all Board meetings of either a Condominium or Homeowner Association must be given at least 48 hours preceding the meeting (with exceptions for emergencies). As per Florida Statute 718.112 (2) (c) , … Continue reading

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Quorum Requirements

In their normal operations, Condominium Associations (Condo) and Homeowner Associations (HOA) encounter a wide variety of issues that must be put to a vote of the unit owners. In Florida, a quorum is typically required to be present for decisions … Continue reading

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