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Considerations for Community Association’s Use of Drones for Covenant Enforcement and Maintenance Inspections

April 9, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

There are benefits to community associations using drones for issues such as covenant enforcement and common area maintenance.  The biggest of which is the cost effectiveness and efficiency of using drones instead of individuals to perform these inspections.  However, there are significant risks as well.  There are a number of […]

Can a Condominium Impose Special Assessments for Necessary or Routine Maintenance?

April 1, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Although it is rarely welcomed by the owners, condo associations are permitted by Florida statute to impose special assessments for necessary and routine maintenance. There are a lot of considerations that come into play in deciding whether special assessments for necessary maintenance are required, both procedural and substantive considerations. For […]

Florida Law on Pre-Turnover and Post-Turnover Community Association Contracts

February 4, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Community associations are businesses.  Not only are they corporate entities, but they collect revenue (i.e., owner assessments) and incur expenses planned for through a yearly budget.  Just like any other business, community associations find themselves in unfavorable contractual relationships with other entities.  Unique to community associations, these entities often find […]

What Does Florida Law say About a Community Association Bulk Services Agreement Such as Cable and Internet Service?

January 4, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

Bulk services agreements are those agreements entered into between a condominium association or homeowners association and a company for providing similar services to the community’s entire membership.  These are most commonly used for providing the community with broadband services, such as phone, cable and internet service.  The benefit of bulk […]

Condominium Association Conflict of Interest and Required Disclosure

December 10, 2018 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

In 2017, Florida enacted legislation that specifically required disclosure when a condominium association conflict of interest arises between a director or officer and a vendor.  Specifically, Fla. Stat. 718.3027(1) states that the two situations below create a rebuttable presumption of a conflict of interest. A director or an officer, or […]

Rule Enforcement Authority of Rules and Regulations made by a Community Association Board

December 3, 2018 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Florida Condominium Act provide a community association’s board of directors with authority to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the association property and its members.  The creation and enforcement of an association’s rules and regulations are often areas of uncertainty and doubt for community […]

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