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Community Association Emergency Powers: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautionary Measures

March 19, 2020 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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 associations should take.  There are also many concerns regarding upcoming […]

Is it a Golf Cart or a Low Speed Vehicle? Florida Community Associations Beware

August 26, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Nearly all of Florida’s community associations have rules and regulations governing various aspects of community living.  It is common for those rules and regulations to include restrictions on vehicle usage, and oftentimes there will be specific restrictions on the use of golf carts within the community.  But Florida community associations […]

Avoid Condominium Common Element Wear and Tear by Restricting Owner and Tenant Dual Usage

August 15, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

With Florida condominiums, excessive wear and tear on the common elements may shorten their useful life and expedite costly repairs and maintenance.  This problem may be exacerbated at larger condominium associations when both tenants and owners are using the common elements.  A condominium association can mitigate these deleterious effects by […]

Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

May 20, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”.  But as bad as those things sound, the reality is that most state […]

Lease Agreements: Beware of the Lease Renewal Language

May 9, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Many leases contain renewal language, allowing the lessee to renew the lease term after the original lease term expires.  These provisions sometimes contain notice requirements and fulfillment of certain conditions precedent.  In some instances, the leases may automatically renew.  In any case, the terms of the lease renewal require certainty […]

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