Author Archives: Hans C. Wahl, Esq.

2020 Amendments to the Florida Statutes Affecting Community Associations

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, … Read Full Post

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Considerations for Community Associations When Reopening their Communities and Common Elements Due to COVID-19

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 … Read Full Post

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Navigating Community Associations Through The COVID-19 Emergency: Common Element Considerations

Part IV: Common Element Considerations COVID-19 has affected community associations in various ways, and new obstacles during these times are presenting themselves daily.   Community associations will have to deal with many of these developments in stride and are expected to … Read Full Post

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Navigating Community Associations Through The COVID-19 Emergency: Assessment Collection Considerations

Part III: Assessment Collection Considerations During COVID-19 COVID-19 has affected community associations in various ways, and new obstacles during these times are presenting themselves daily.   Community associations will have to deal with many of these developments in stride and are … Read Full Post

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Navigating Community Associations Through The COVID-19 Emergency: Association Meetings

Part II: Association Meetings During COVID-19 COVID-19 has affected community associations in various ways, and new obstacles during these times are presenting themselves daily.   Community associations will have to deal with many of these developments in stride and are expected … Read Full Post

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Navigating Community Associations Through The COVID-19 Emergency: DBPR Orders Community Associations’ Emergency Powers Apply to COVID-19

Part I: Florida DBPR Orders Community Associations’ Emergency Powers Apply to COVID-19 COVID-19 has affected community associations in various ways, and new obstacles during these times are presenting themselves daily.   Community associations will have to deal with many of these … Read Full Post

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

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

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

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

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Avoid Condominium Common Element Wear And Tear By Restricting Owner And Tenant Dual Usage

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

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Florida Condominium Associations: What Is A Nuisance?

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

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