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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 […]

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 […]

Understanding the Difference Between Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Turnover

May 13, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Previously, I published a blog reviewing when turnover occurs for a homeowners’ association only.  At first blush, one may conclude that condominium associations and homeowners’ associations would have the same or nearly identical requirements for when turnover occurs.  However, the truth is quite opposite. Florida condominium association are governed by […]

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

April 21, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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 pioneer their communities during the state-wide shutdown.  Due to this […]

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

April 20, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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 expected to pioneer their communities during the state-wide shutdown.  Due […]

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