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Community Update, Volume 8, 2017

Posted in Community Update

In this Issue: Arbitration Decisions – What are They and Where can I Find Them? helps you locate decisions from the Division of Florida Condominiums, Time Shares and Mobile Homes. But, I marked it “Paid in Full” will help you figure out what a restrictive endorsement on an assessment payment from an owner means to… Continue Reading

Fining Procedures Confound Condominium & Cooperative Boards in Florida

Posted in Association Documents, Governing Documents, Reader Q&A, Rules & Regulations, Suspensions, Fines & Remedies, Uncategorized

Question: Our association tried to fine an owner who violated our rules, but decided the process was too complicated. Can you provide a step-by-step outline of how fines are issued and collected? (M.G. by e-mail) Answer: Fines can be imposed against condominium and cooperative unit owners, occupants, licensees and invitees. The law for homeowners’ associations… Continue Reading

2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation, Safety and security, Voting

Becker & Poliakoff and CALL’s 2016 Legislative and Community Association Resource Guide (“Guide”) is now available for viewing and printing. The Guide is applicable to all three (3) types of shared-ownership communities (condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations). The 2016 Legislative Session ended without any significant piece of community association legislation passing. While there were many… Continue Reading

2016 Legislative Session Ends With No Major Community Association Bills Passing

Posted in CALL Alert, Legislation

The 2016 Legislative Session ended last Friday, with no major community association legislation passing.  Although a number of condominium and HOA related amendments were filed during the last week of session to HB 1187 and SB 1050, Relating to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, they were not considered. THEREFORE, THE FOLLOWING ISSUES INCLUDED… Continue Reading

Could Lower Real Property Tax Bills Result in a Healthier Financial Picture for your Association?

Posted in taxation

Very often, volunteer boards ask just how involved they can and should be when it comes to assessing the financial health of their individual members. Most boards understand the power of bulk purchases when it comes to contracting with vendors for various services and products as a means to save their members money. Some boards… Continue Reading

Differences in Insurance Requirements for Condominiums vs. Cooperatives in Florida

Posted in Insurance, Operations

Much has been written about the insurance requirements for condominium associations and condominium owners. The Florida Condominium Act has been amended significantly over the years in this regard. Major changes resulted from the 2003 legislative session, by defining the terms “building”, “condominium property,” “insurable improvements,” and other terms contained in declarations of condominium when dictating… Continue Reading