Tag Archives: Community Association Law

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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Community Stormwater Systems 101

A homeowner association and a condominium association have a duty to maintain their common property.  That duty is generally provided for in Florida Statutes and the express duties are usually set forth in the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions.  For … Read Full Post

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The Business Judgment Rule: A Shield For Community Association Board Members and Directors

Disputes between community associations and their members are common.  These disputes may evolve into lawsuits.  In some instances, the plaintiffs in these lawsuits attempt to hold the directors or officers personally liable for damages.  Luckily for the directors and officers, the business judgment rule shields them from personal liability, unless they breach a fiduciary duty. Read Full Post

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Top 5 Tactics to Prevent Vandalism in Community Associations

Vandalism has been an issue with both condominiums and homeowners associations for as long as these communities have existed.  As you can expect, instances of vandalism seem to increase during the summer months when kids are out of school.  Vandalism … Read Full Post

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Community Association Hurricane Season Preparedness: What To Do Before A Hurricane Hits Your Association

Another Florida hurricane season kicks off on the first of June.  Is your community association prepared?  Many condominium associations around the State are still recovering from a lack of hurricane preparedness before last year’s season.  Do not let this happen … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the 2018 legislative changes to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act.  These changes become law on July 1, 2018.  This blog post provides a detailed summary of these statutory amendments affecting … Read Full Post

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FEMA Hold On, They Aren’t Going for the Home

For community associations, when an owner goes into foreclosure, the best-case scenario is that the bank or mortgagee moves the property swiftly through the foreclosure process, and a new owner then takes possession and begins paying the assessments as they … Read Full Post

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Quick Tips for Association Board Members: The Four B’s of Writing Minutes for Board Meetings

The minutes of any meeting of the Board of Directors for a Condominium Association or a Homeowners’ Association are public records per Florida law.  The minutes are required to be kept for 7 years.  Fla. Stat. 718.111(12); Fla. Stat. 720.303(4).  … Read Full Post

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Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the building of structures that can withstand … 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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