Articles Posted in Condo Law

From Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Irma, the State of Florida has endured numerous destructive storms that foreshadow greater potential for destruction in the future. As evidenced by the fact that many community associations are still recovering from Hurricane Irma, communities should seek help now to ensure proper planning for the next natural disaster.   It is […]

  What a difference a month makes… Last month, we provided an update on various pieces of legislation that would have impacted community associations throughout Florida.  This month, we report that almost none of those extensive proposed changes were adopted by the legislature. What Passed:  Legislation Extending the Deadline for Fire Sprinkler or Engineered Life […]

Various bills that could dramatically affect Florida associations are presently under consideration during the current legislative session. The list below highlights some of the proposed legislative changes. This list is not exhaustive of all pending bills or provisions impacting associations. Governance and Record Keeping Senate Bill 1362 would clarify that only terms beginning in 2018 […]

Some associations are unaware that they could be entitled to an exemption for the sales tax related to a major expense – utilities for common areas serving exclusively residential properties, including condominiums and homes in a homeowners’ association.  However, nonresidential uses are not exempt. Section 212.08(7)(j), Fla. Stat. provides an exemption for the sale of […]

In part one of this blog post, we covered the basics of condo terminations, dived into how they work, and promised that in part two we’d cover recent legal changes for terminations, which include restrictions on terminations, stricter voting requirements, and other changes. In 2007, the Florida legislature authorized an amendment to Florida Statute §718.117 allowing terminations of condos by […]

Imagine not being able to collect homeowners’ association dues or enforce rules in your community. For homeowners’ associations approaching thirty (30) years of age, this threat is more than a cause for sleepless nights and may become a reality if covenants are not preserved in a timely fashion from the operation of The Marketable Record […]