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What Does the Building Safety Act for Condominium and Cooperative Associations Mean for My Association?

June 11, 2022 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

On May 26, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Building Safety Act for Condominium and Cooperative Associations (“Building Safety Act”) into law. The Building Safety Act brings sweeping changes to Florida’s condominium and cooperative association laws, particularly regarding building inspections and reserves. This article will provide an overview of […]

Condominium Board Members: The Business Judgment Rule and Its Protections

April 11, 2022 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

In many condominium associations, unit owners sometimes question decisions made by the association’s board members.  In Florida, those association board member decisions are governed by what is known as the business judgment rule.  That rule affords broad protection to board decisions. One Florida court recently addressed the scope of the […]

What to Do When Your Community’s MRTA Revitalization is Denied

March 17, 2022 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

What happens when a proposed revitalization of covenants, restrictions, and other governing documents under the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) is denied by the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)? While MRTA revitalization may appear to be a relatively straightforward process, as outlined within Chapter 712 Fla. Statutes, approval of the […]

Florida Senate Bill 56: Changes to Florida’s Condominium Association and Homeowners’ Association Collections Procedures

August 19, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

On July 1, 2021, Senate Bill 56 went into effect along with Senate Bill 630. While both bills affect the laws governing Florida condominium and homeowners’ associations, Senate Bill 56, specifically, changed the collection and notification procedures for these associations. This article provides an overview of how Senate Bill 56 […]

What Every Florida Community Association and Building Owner Needs to Know About Florida’s 10-Year Construction Defect Statute of Repose

August 9, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog

The recent tragedy of the Champlain Tower collapse in Surfside, Florida, has brought an even greater focus on building safety and maintenance by governments, building owners, and condominium and community associations throughout Florida.  As efforts are made to inspect and ensure the safety of buildings across the state, building owners, […]

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