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Condominium Associations Should List Their Attorney as the Registered Agent

Question: I am the President of my condominium association.  I just found out that the association was sued by a disgruntled owner.  Unfortunately, I just recently learned that the association has been “defaulted” in the lawsuit because we failed to answer the lawsuit by the deadline.  Apparently the process server served a …

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Florida Condo Associations Cannot Waive Year-End Audits for More than Three Consecutive Years

Question: Our annual budget is always over $500,000 and requires a year-end audit unless waived by the owners, which I understand cannot be done more than three consecutive years. Is there a penalty and what could happen if the association obtains owner approval to waive the audit for more than three consecutive …

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Can a Candidate Withdraw From a Condominium Election and Then Change Their Mind?

Question:  The bylaws of our condominium association specify that the board of Directors shall be comprised of not less than five nor more than seven members.  Six members filed their applications for candidacy by the required deadline (40 days before the annual meeting).  One of the members subsequently sent an email requesting …

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Are Social Event Expenses a Proper Expense for Florida Condominium Associations?

Question: My condominium association holds an annual holiday party at a nearby restaurant. The association pays for everything, including the banquet hall, food and refreshments, by using common funds. Is this a proper common expense? J.A.

Answer: Maybe. Your condominium association’s governing documents likely include a definition of …

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