Articles Posted in Condo Law

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 […]

The Miami Herald published an article last year – “Real Estate Developers Ran Out of Waterfront Property. Now They Might Want to Buy Yours” – and the title says it all. This complicated process is called condominium termination. It’s difficult for real estate investors to find vacant waterfront development sites in Miami and Miami Beach. The last […]

We previously discussed in a prior blog post on Florida condo legislation that new requirements were established by the Florida Legislature pertaining to condominium association websites. These new requirements, which apply to all non-timeshare condominium associations with 150 or more units, require that the association must establish and maintain a website (if the association doesn’t already have one), and must […]

A construction project can be a complicated, frustrating, and costly process with a complicated construction contract.  In addition to the headaches of dealing with contractors and building inspectors, owners must also be wary of Florida’s complicated lien law, Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, which provides subcontractors and material suppliers with the ability to record a lien […]