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And Your Association Thought Foreclosure Was Bad? The Consequences of Tax Sales & Tax Deeds For Community Associations

It is a scenario familiar to every association: an owner falls behind on his or her assessments and doesn’t get current, and the association initiates the lien recordation and foreclosure process.  However, before the association can foreclose its lien and … Read Full Post

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Thirteen Things You Need to Know About Florida Condominium Association Emergency Powers

In Florida, condominium living is a way of life.  Many of the state’s condominiums are located in places where they can capture a view and typically that means they are close to the water.  In Florida, we also have hurricanes.  … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part III

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part III in a blog series detailing these … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part II

The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.   This post is Part II (click here for part I) in … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part I

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part I in a blog series detailing these … Read Full Post

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Prohibitions Against “SLAPP” Suits: What Associations and Their Managers Need to Know

Both the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Condo Act contain prohibitions against so-called “SLAPP” suits; SLAPP stands for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. The condominium anti-SLAPP suit statute is found at §718.1224 and the homeowners’ anti-SLAPP suit statute is … Read Full Post

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Case Law Update: What a Recent Appellate Decision Can Tell Associations Seeking Their Attorney’s Fees for Litigation

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in the matter of Gonzalez v. Int’l Park Condominium I Association, Inc. that is instructive for associations and their attorneys when associations become involved in litigation and seek payment … Read Full Post

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Is Your Master Community Association Actually a Condominium Association Under Florida Law?

The evolution of planned development communities within the State of Florida has been quite fascinating.  Nowadays, the development of massive communities with abundant and extravagant amenities, numerous planned phases and multiple overlapping associations is common.  Some communities have multi-condominium associations; … Read Full Post

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Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Responsibility Within Your Condominium Association

Damage to condominium property and the inevitable ensuing argument over the party responsible for the cost of repair is a familiar scenario for many association members.  Unit owners, board members and association managers are often unsure of which entity is … Read Full Post

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Homeowners’ Associations in Florida and the Marketable Record Title Act: Are Your Governing Documents Still Valid?

Florida homeowner and condominium associations’ governing documents (declaration, bylaws and articles of association) are critical for maintaining order and enforcing rules and regulations.  These governing documents are recorded in the public records of the county where the association community resides.  … Read Full Post

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