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

November 2, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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 move the property to foreclosure sale, the mortgagee of the […]

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

August 3, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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 codified at §720.304(4).  While these statutes are important for associations […]

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

June 1, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

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.  The purpose of recording these documents is to provide notice […]

Why Associations and Their Managers Need to be Wary of Debt Collections Practices and Laws

May 24, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog

The fairly recent case of Agrelov v. Affinity Management Services, LLC, Case No. 15-14136, (11th Cir., November 9, 2016), is instructive for associations and their managers with respect to debt collections, and the trouble that associations and managers can get themselves into when trying to collect on outstanding assessments. In […]

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