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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, […]

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 […]

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