Florida Community Association Law Blog


Application of the Business Judgment Rule to Community Association Board of Directors

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, … Read Full Post

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2020 Amendments to the Florida Statutes Affecting Community Associations

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 … 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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Understanding the Difference Between Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Turnover

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 … Read Full Post

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Pre-Suit Requirements for Community Association Disputes

Many lawsuits pertaining to community associations involve unit owners who disagree with the actions of their Community Association’s Board of Directors.  In the recent case Iezzi Family Limited P’Ship v. Edgewater Beach Owners Ass’n, Inc., 254 So.3d 584 (Fla. 1st … 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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When Does Turnover Occur For A Homeowners’ Association

Turnover is a vaunted date on the calendar for every homeowners’ association.  Knowing at what time turnover occurs is necessary for a homeowners’ association to properly plan and effectuate the transition of board control from the developer to the owners. … Read Full Post

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