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Why the Florida Legislature Needs to Fix Condo Sprinkler-System Problem | Sun Sentinel Opinion

For more than a decade older high-rise condominiums throughout Florida have been discussing, debating, and exercising their legal rights with regard to sprinkler system retrofitting requirements. In 2003, the Florida Legislature responded by allowing each community to vote to opt out of sprinklers inside their units and the right to opt out of installing …

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Community Association Legislative Guide, 2016

The 2016 Legislative Session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing. While there were many bills impacting community associations that were filed and heard in committee, none of the major bills actually made it to the floor of either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Nevertheless, it is important to …

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Community Association Legislative Guide, 2015

The Legislative Guide includes a comprehensive summary of the laws that passed that directly impact community associations, including bills dealing with insurance and other miscellaneous bills of interest.

  • Practical Pointers to help you implement the 2015 legislative changes.
  • Important Action Items highlighting what associations need to do to be …

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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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Community Update, Volume 5, 2014

Our legislative town halls have provided active community leaders with insights into the new laws that impact community association operations. Over 100 people attended the session held in Fort Lauderdale where the panel consisted of no less than six (6) local legislators. CALL partnered with Biscayne Neighborhood Association, Brickell Homeowners Association, and Downtown Neighbors …

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