Author Archives: Hans C. Wahl, Esq.
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 … Read Full Post
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 … Read Full Post
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 … Read Full Post
What’s that smell? What’s that sound? What am I looking at? Whatever it is offends me. Could it be a nuisance? Florida Condominium associations deal with nuisance complaints on a regular basis. The challenge in addressing nuisance issues is defining … Read Full Post
Considerations For Community Association’s Use Of Drones For Covenant Enforcement And Maintenance Inspections
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 … Read Full Post
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 … Read Full Post
What Does Florida Law Say About A Community Association Bulk Services Agreement Such As Cable And Internet Service?
Bulk services agreements are those agreements entered into between a condominium association or homeowners association and a company for providing similar services to the community’s entire membership. These are most commonly used for providing the community with broadband services, such … Read Full Post
In 2017, Florida enacted legislation that specifically required disclosure when a condominium association conflict of interest arises between a director or officer and a vendor. Specifically, Fla. Stat. 718.3027(1) states that the two situations below create a rebuttable presumption of … Read Full Post
The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Florida Condominium Act provide a community association’s board of directors with authority to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the association property and its members. The creation and enforcement of an association’s rules and … Read Full Post
Often times the most challenging part of operating a business is ensuring you’re getting paid for your efforts. This involves the effective and efficient handling of delinquent customers, including formal legal action and collection methods. Part I of this blog … Read Full Post