Tag Archives: Community Development Law

When Does Turnover Occur For A Homeowners’ Association

Turnover is a vaunted date on the calendar for every homeowners’ association.  Knowing at what time turnover occurs is necessary for a homeowners’ association to properly plan and effectuate the transition of board control from the developer to the owners. … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Cooperative Act

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the 2018 legislative changes to the Florida Cooperative Act (Chapter 719, Florida Statutes).  These changes become law on July 1, 2018.  This blog post provides a detailed summary of these … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Condominium Act

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

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Condominium Development: Condominium Prospectus Requirements in Florida

Florida’s condominium market has gained strength in the past five years; traditional sales are up, and prices are rising.  In Northeast Florida, Condominiums and Townhomes spent an average of 11 fewer days on the market than single-family detached homes.  As … Read Full Post

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Are E-Mails Considered Official Records for Florida’s Community Associations?

Florida’s community associations, including condominiums and homeowners associations, are required to keep and maintain its official records.  See Fla. Stat. § 718.111(12); Fla. Stat. § 720.303(4).  Upon request, those official records are to be made available to all members at … 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 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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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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What Community Associations Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

Community association board members and managers are often so preoccupied ensuring compliance with state and local laws that they can sometimes overlook controlling federal law. Multiple federal statutory acts can apply to community associations in any given situation and overlooking those federal laws can have costly consequences. One such area of federal law that governs every community association at all times is the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). Read Full Post

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When Does the Americans With Disabilities Act Apply to Community Associations?

Community association board members and managers are often so preoccupied ensuring compliance with state and local laws that they can sometimes overlook controlling federal law. Multiple federal statutory acts can apply to community associations in any given situation and overlooking … Read Full Post

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