Florida Community Association Law Blog


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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Community Association Emergency Powers: Enforcing Emergency Shutdown of Common Areas

The global pandemic COVID-19 has entrenched itself on American soil.  Many workplaces have been shut down, schools are closed, and people are quarantined in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus through social distancing. On March 9, 2020, … 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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