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This Is The End. . . Or Is It?: Retroactive Application Of The Amendments To The Condominium Act Relating To Termination

In some instances, unit owners in a condominium association may collectively decide that it would be better to “end it all” and terminate the condominium rather than continue on with the condominium form of ownership. Perhaps the owners in an older condominium sitting in a prime location may want to terminate and sell out …

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Responsibility For Repairs After A Hurricane Or Storm

Given the especially active and devastating 2018 hurricane season, it is helpful to remember how condominium associations should proceed with repairs to the condominium property after a hurricane or other storm event. The first determination that must be made is whether the association will need to look towards its Declaration of Condominium or to …

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Conflicts of Interest – Is it time for a new Code of Conduct?

It has always been the obligation of Board members to serve for the benefit of the entire community.  Doing so requires that they carry out their duties in good faith with the care of ordinarily prudent people.  To safeguard and promote the welfare of the community, The Condominium Act provides for personal liability if …

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Community Update, Volume 11, 2014

As the end of the year approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on those with the inspiration and vision to shape our industry.  This year, we sadly experienced the passing of Gary Poliakoff, our Firm’s co-founder and pioneer in the field of community association law. We endeavor to continue his leadership through contributions to the …

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Community Update, Volumes 7 & 8, 2014

Here it is – our Special Legislative Issue of Community Update. This year CALL had significant impact on the new laws and published detailed guides to the legislation. Legislation this year included guidance for associations with respect to abandoned units, requirements for former directors, officers and committee members to turn over association records, fair …

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Community Update, Volume 6, 2014

There have been numerous articles in the press regarding forced sales of condominium units. A law adopted in 2007 changed the procedure to terminate a condominium. Do you understand the termination process? As an owner, do you have any say in whether the condominium terminates? What happens to your mortgage? Our feature Article, Termination …

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