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Be Proactive! Why Community Associations Should Pay Attention to Their Stormwater Management Systems

May 12, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Stormwater management systems if managed correctly can greatly enhance the value and safety of a community.  As community associations managers and governing boards are well aware, however, stormwater management systems can be expensive, and their operation and maintenance highly contentious.  This blog provides an overview of what a stormwater management […]

Going Green: An Update on Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominium Parking Areas

April 28, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

In 2018, the Florida Legislature amended section 718.113 of the Florida Statutes to include a provision requiring that condominium associations allow unit owners to install electric charging stations in limited common element parking areas assigned to each unit owner. The statute does not apply to common element parking spaces. What’s […]

FDEP’s Assumption of the Federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Program: What It Means for Florida’s Regulated Community

March 9, 2021 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

On December 22, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delegated to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) the authority to issue Section 404 federal Clean Water Act (CWA) permits for dredge and fill activities in certain waters within Florida.  The state’s assumption of responsibility over Section 404, […]

Governing a Community Association Through COVID-19: Common Elements

December 4, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The first COVID-19 related Emergency Order from Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) was issued on March 16, 2020 (“2020-01”).  Now, nine (9) months later and there is another spike of COVID-19 infections across the country.  As COVID-19 infections spike, board members of Community Associations across the state […]

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 […]

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