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Summary of HB 653, Impacting Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations

Posted in CALL Alert, Elections, Fire Sprinklers, Governing Documents, Liability, Managers (CAMS), Water Sprinklers

HB 653 (SB 744), sponsored by Representative Moraitis, passed the Florida Legislature but as of today, it has not yet been sent to the Governor for consideration.  When a bill is sent to the Governor, he has fifteen (15) days to act.  He can either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it… Continue Reading

‘Procedural’ and ‘Substantive’ Changes In the Law Not Always Easily Understood

Posted in Legislation, Reader Q&A

Question: I read your column dated September 1, 2013 entitled Changes Affect Existing HOAs, In that column, you stated that “substantive” changes would not be applied retroactively, but that certain “procedural” changes could be applied retroactively, My question is whether the new provision which states that members have the right to elect a board member… Continue Reading

HOAs Must Let the Sun Shine In

Posted in Reader Q&A

Question: The vice president of our board owns a construction company, which contracts with the HOA. Also, our board holds a monthly meeting where homeowners can attend and ask questions. However, after everyone leaves, the board conducts its actual business meeting. Doesn’t this violate the Sunshine Law? How do I file a complaint? W.D. (via… Continue Reading

Owners Have Right to Speak at Board Meetings

Posted in Reader Q&A

Prior to the 2011 Legislative Session, HOA members, unlike their condominium counterparts, were not legally entitled to speak at board meetings, with a limited exception for meetings called under a somewhat complicated member petition process.