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  • New Requirements for Condominium Association on Inspections
of Official Records

    New Requirements for Condominium Association on Inspections of Official Records

    The Florida Legislature adopted House Bill (HB) 1021, which was recently signed into law by the Governor which makes certain changes to Chapter 718, Florida Statutes, known as the Condominium Act. It will become law on July 1, 2024. A comprehensive review of all of the changes is beyond the scope of this article, but…

  • HB 1203, Effective July 1, 2024, Changes HOA Fining
Requirements

    HB 1203, Effective July 1, 2024, Changes HOA Fining Requirements

    When Florida lawmakers concluded their 2024 Legislative Session, a number of bills passed that affect community associations. House Bill 1203, which was signed by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2024, changes the game when it comes to fining in homeowners’ associations that are governed by Chapter 720, Florida Statutes. Homeowners’ associations may still…

  • Does a Condominium Have a 115% Cap on Increasing
Assessments?

    Does a Condominium Have a 115% Cap on Increasing Assessments?

    The increase in costs, especially insurance premiums, have been difficult for condominium associations in the past couple of years. I have been asked on many occasions if there is a cap on increasing the budget by more than 115% from the previous year. Section 718.112(2)(e)(2)(a), Florida Statutes, provides a procedure to be followed if the…

  • Homeowner Association Architectural Review Standards

    Homeowner Association Architectural Review Standards

    Two of the bills signed into law this month by the Governor modify Florida Statute 720.3035 regulating architectural review. Because of these two pending changes to the law, homeowner’s associations should review their architectural review with their community association attorney. House Bill 293, Hurricane Protections for Homeowners’ Associations, adds to Florida Statute 720.3035 a requirement…

  • Vacation Rentals and Community Associations

    Vacation Rentals and Community Associations

    Over the past few years, Airbnb and VRBO (collectively referred to as “Vacation Rentals”) have become a very popular form of short-term rental. Vacation Rentals include a range of rentals from houses, condos, or in some instances rooms for a period under 30 days’ at a time. While some owners believe they have this right…

  • What to Do if You Receive a Complaint or Subpoena

    What to Do if You Receive a Complaint or Subpoena

    If your community association is served with a complaint or subpoena, you must promptly forward it to the community association’s legal counsel. As explained in this article, receipt of a complaint or subpoena triggers time sensitive legal obligations that can expose your community association to serious liability. Indeed, the filing of a complaint is often…