Articles Tagged with Condo Legislation

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]