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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Community Association Managers Beware: Unlicensed Practice of Law

June 28, 2016 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Community Association Managers (CAMS) in Florida are vital to the survival of condominium associations and homeowners’ associations. Associations and their board members rely on CAMS to ensure the associations run smoothly. CAMS must be licensed through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and are governed by the Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code. See Fla. Stat. 468.431-461.438 and Florida Administrative Code 61E14-2.001.

5 Prudent Actions a Community Association Should Consider When Navigating Turnover

June 22, 2016 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Whether your community association is a Homeowners Association, governed by Chapter 720, Florida Statutes, or is a Condominium Association, governed by Chapter 718, Florida Statutes, there are important things the Community Association Board (hereinafter the “Board”) should know and important actions that a prudent Board should consider at turnover.  A […]

Recent Changes to Florida Homeowners Construction Recovery Fund Effective July 1, 2016

June 15, 2016 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund was created under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes as a separate account in the Professional Regulation Trust Fund. The recovery fund is funded pursuant to s. 468.631. Its purpose is to provide relief for Florida homeowners who have been harmed by Florida licensed contractors. For more information on the creation and operation of the Recovery Fund, please see my blog post of September 2014. This post will discuss recent legislative changes to the Recovery Fund which expands homeowner recovery to Division II contractors.

What You Need to Know About Commercial Lease Agreements: Part IV

June 6, 2016 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

This blog post is part IV in a series of posts providing an overview of important considerations for commercial lease agreements. Regardless of whether a landlord or tenant, there are numerous issues that all parties should consider prior to entering into a commercial lease agreement. Part I addressed mandatory and suggested commercial lease agreement terms and the legal duties and obligations of the parties involved. Part II discussed the enforceability of certain lease agreements, tort liability for both landlords and tenants, and the use of personal guarantees. Part III focused on the tenant’s remedies, claims and defenses when a landlord breaches the commercial lease agreement. This fourth and final post in this series will discuss the landlord’s remedies, claims and defenses for breaches by the tenant.

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