Articles Posted in Condominium Legislation

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 […]

In 2017, extensive legislative changes were made to laws governing various condominium governance items, including board member recall procedures and association financial reporting laws. This year, several clarifications have been made to those (in some cases dramatic) changes. Board Recalls  2017 legislation upended the longstanding recall process, requiring immediate control in favor of the replacement board if […]

With the construction boom in full swing, more and more construction defect lawsuits are being filed on behalf of condominium associations because of countless construction defects that occurred during original construction. These construction defects are particularly prevalent in Miami where the unique real estate development market, weather, and shortage of skilled trade workers make it […]

In this third blog post in a series providing 2018 legislative updates, we discuss legislative changes clarifying condominium conflict of interest statutes. Parts one and two of this series addressed record keeping of condominium associations, material alteration requirements, and material alterations as they relate to electric vehicle owners. CONFLICT OF INTEREST UPDATES AND CLARIFICATIONS Effective July 1, 2018, HB […]