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Application of the Business Judgment Rule to Community Association Board of Directors

August 11, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The board of directors of community associations are responsible for making important decisions affecting the community and its members. As a result, disputes sometimes arise between the association and its members. In the event the dispute evolves into a lawsuit, the business judgment rule will protect directors from personal liability […]

2020 Amendments to the Florida Statutes Affecting Community Associations

July 6, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

web polls JavaScript is disabled! Each year the Florida Legislature proposes amendments to various sections of the Florida Statutes, and some of those proposed amendments involve community association governance.   Florida Governor DeSantis recently signed several proposed bills into law that took effect on July 1, 2020, and some of which […]

Considerations for Community Associations When Reopening Their Communities and Common Elements due to COVID-19

May 18, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The State of Florida is slowly but surely opening back up after closures from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor DeSantis’s Stay at Home Order expired on April 30th, and Executive Order 20-112, effective May 4th, was enacted as Phase I in the reopening process.  Both State and local governments have been […]

Community Association Emergency Powers: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautionary Measures

March 19, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

On Monday, March 9th, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Florida due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.  Since that time, community association board members and managers have had numerous questions on what precautionary measures community associations should take.  There are also many concerns regarding upcoming […]

Is it a Golf Cart or a Low Speed Vehicle? Florida Community Associations Beware

August 26, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Nearly all of Florida’s community associations have rules and regulations governing various aspects of community living.  It is common for those rules and regulations to include restrictions on vehicle usage, and oftentimes there will be specific restrictions on the use of golf carts within the community.  But Florida community associations […]

Avoid Condominium Common Element Wear and Tear by Restricting Owner and Tenant Dual Usage

August 15, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

With Florida condominiums, excessive wear and tear on the common elements may shorten their useful life and expedite costly repairs and maintenance.  This problem may be exacerbated at larger condominium associations when both tenants and owners are using the common elements.  A condominium association can mitigate these deleterious effects by […]

Considerations for Community Association’s Use of Drones for Covenant Enforcement and Maintenance Inspections

April 9, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

There are benefits to community associations using drones for issues such as covenant enforcement and common area maintenance.  The biggest of which is the cost effectiveness and efficiency of using drones instead of individuals to perform these inspections.  However, there are significant risks as well.  There are a number of […]

Florida Law on Pre-Turnover and Post-Turnover Community Association Contracts

February 4, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Community associations are businesses.  Not only are they corporate entities, but they collect revenue (i.e., owner assessments) and incur expenses planned for through a yearly budget.  Just like any other business, community associations find themselves in unfavorable contractual relationships with other entities.  Unique to community associations, these entities often find […]

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