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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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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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Estoppel Bill Approved by Governor and Remaining Community Association Bills Presented to the Governor

Yesterday, the Governor approved SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates.  The effective date of the new law is July 1, 2017.  If you would like to hear more about the estoppel bill, please watch the video or read the summary below.

Also yesterday, HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, by Rep. Moraitis, …

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Criminal Penalty, Fire Sprinkler, Estoppel and HOA Rental Bills

Condo Criminal Penalties Bills

Senator Rene Garcia and Representative Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, and HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums, respectively, which include board member term limits and criminal penalties against volunteer board members for certain violations, including failure to provide access to …

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New Florida Condo Bill Filed by Senator Garcia Includes Criminal Penalties

Last month, the State Attorney for Miami-Dade County released a Grand Jury Report titled “Addressing Condo Owners’ Pleas for Help:  Recommendations for Legislative Action”.  You can read the Miami-Herald Article about the Grand Jury Report here.

Today, Senator Rene Garcia filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, …

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