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New Laws Can Cause Confusion

Question:        I read your recent column regarding the new Florida statutes. I am the manager of a homeowners’ association. The maintenance man and I each have a debit card in the association’s name for purchases of materials, emergency repairs, and the like. Under the new legislation, would we be allowed to continue …

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Review of Legislation continues – Part 5

2017 Legislation Changes Financial Reporting Requirements

Today’s column is the final installment of our annual review of legislation affecting Florida community associations.

In prior columns, we reviewed Senate Bill 398 dealing with “estoppel certificates,” and House Bill 1237 which only applies to condominiums and contains changes to the statute including board member …

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Community Association Legislative Guide, 2017

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CALL’s Florida Community Association Legislative Guide 2017 (“Guide”) is now available online.

The 2017 Legislative Session ended with several bills passing that will have a significant effect on community associations: HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums; SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates, and HB 6027, Relating to Financial Reporting. …

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Review of New Legislation – Part 1

Today begins our annual review of legislation affecting community associations in Florida. Today’s topic, “estoppel certificates.”

On June 14, 2017, Governor Scott signed SB 398, which amends Chapters 718 (condominiums), 719 (cooperatives), and 720 (homeowners’ associations) and which became effective on July 1, 2017. Associations should be prepared to properly respond to …

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ELSS Bill Vetoed, Condominium Bill Approved, & Final Report on Community Association Bills for 2017 Session

Governor Rick Scott has now taken action on all of the community association bills that passed during the 2017 legislative session.

HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, was Vetoed.  Among other things, the bill would have allowed high rise buildings to opt out of an engineered life safety system (ELSS) with a …

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