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Status of Community Association Bills and CALL to Action on HB 653, Relating to Community Associations (Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations) – CALL Alert for June 8, 2017

Posted in advocacy, CALL Alert, Fire Sprinklers, Legislation, Video

As of this writing, we are still waiting for the two main community association bills, HB 653 and HB 1237, to be sent to Governor Rick Scott. Once a bill is sent to him, he will have fifteen (15) days to act. He can either sign the bill into law, veto it, or allow it… Continue Reading

CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide Coming Soon

Posted in advocacy, Legislation, Voting

CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide will be available very soon.  Even though the legislative session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing, it is important to look back on the 2016 session and the bills that were filed, because it is likely that these issues will continue to be… Continue Reading

Estoppel Bill Raises a Number of Concerns (HB 611)

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

HB 611, by Rep. Wood (R-Winter Haven) bill will be heard in Civil Justice Subcommittee today, Wednesday, March 4, at 12:30. The Chair of the Civil Justice Subcommittee is Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples). The bill significantly changes the procedures for requesting and delivering estoppel certificates whenever property is sold in a community. CALL (Community Association Leadership… Continue Reading

Join us for a Legislative Town Hall for Miami’s Condominium and Home Owners with Miami Dade Legislators

Posted in Legislation

Biscayne Neighborhoods Association, Brickell Homeowners Association, Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), and Downtown Neighbors Alliance invite you to a Legislative Town Hall meeting with members of the Miami Dade Legislative Delegation. Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 PM Mercy Hospital, 6th Floor Conference Room [Directions] Complimentary Parking and Reception Invited Legislators: Sen. Miguel Diaz… Continue Reading

Second February Committee Week Update: New Bills, Flood Insurance – CALL Alert for February 14, 2014

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

Happy Valentine’s Day! This was the second of three interim committee weeks in the month of February. This week was fairly light as far as bills being heard in committee, but there is still much to tell you about, including some new bills that were filed. Joint and Several Liability and Safe Harbor (NEW BILL):… Continue Reading

Community Update 2013, Volume 6

Posted in Community Update

This issue of Community Update features articles written by two of the Firm’s Board Certified Construction Attorneys. The first entitled, Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Repair Estimates When Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim describes what information repair estimates should include to advance the association’s interests. Construction contract negotiations should always contemplate a method for resolving… Continue Reading

Live Webinar on May 16, 2013 — The 2013 Florida Legislative Session: Analysis of the Impacts on Community Associations

Posted in CALL Alert, Events, Legislation

The 2013 Florida Legislative Session just ended with a number of bills passing that will impact the operation of community associations. Join us on May 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM to get the latest analysis of the bills that passed and how they will affect your association. The webinar will be presented… Continue Reading

Management Collection Fees

Posted in Assessment Collection

It is very likely that your management company charges a fee to delinquent owners if they send collection letters or take other action to collect a delinquent assessment. After all, they are doing extra work that wouldn’t be necessary if the owner paid on time.

Summary of 2011 Community Association Legislation

Posted in Legislation

We are pleased to announce that this year’s large community association bill, HB 1195, which previously passed out of the Legislature was formally signed into law yesterday by Governor Rick Scott. The effective date of HB 1195 is July 1, 2011. You can view the full text of HB 1195 by accessing the CALL website (www.callbp.com). CALL has also prepared a comprehensive summary of HB 1195 and several other important bills that impact community associations.

Community Association Legislation on the Way to the Governor

Posted in Legislation

We are pleased to announce that HB 1195 passed out of the Legislature today and will now be sent to the Governor for action. We have no reason to believe the Governor will veto the bill, but final confirmation normally takes a matter of 3 or 4 weeks. Here is a summary of the issues CALL worked on and drafted language for which are contained within this bill…

Board Meetings, Collecting Management Fees & Suspending Cable Service

Posted in Legislation

The Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) Announced Last Week it is Working on a ‘Glich’ Bill to Clarify Several Community Association Rights and Remedies. The purpose of the CALL bill is to make proposed changes to Chapters 718, 719 and 720, Florida Statutes to address certain “glitches” resulting from SB 1196.  Co-Executive Directors Yeline Goin… Continue Reading

2009 Florida Legislation Impacting Community Associations

Posted in Legislation

SB 714 Most Significant Change for Community Associations.   Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) summarizes changes resulting from SB 714. While there were a number of bills filed and debated this legislative session, not many of them passed.  SB 714, filed by Senator Jones, modifies the insurance provisions of the Condominium Act, extends the deadline for high-rise fire… Continue Reading