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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

Florida Condominium and HOA Fining Laws are Slightly Different

Posted in Covenant Enforcement/Violations, Legislation, Suspensions, Fines & Remedies, Uncategorized

Question: There seems to have been a lot of change in the law about fining. Has the legislature finally made the condominium statute and the homeowners’ association statute the same on this issue? (C.M. by e-Mail) Answer: More or less. The legislature is getting closer to making the statutes identical, but there are still a… Continue Reading

Can All HOA’s Levy Fines?

Posted in Covenant Enforcement/Violations, Reader Q&A, Suspensions, Fines & Remedies

Question: Our homeowners’ association governing documents do not have a provision that authorizes fining homeowners. The documents only contain a provision for levying assessments and a lien due to unpaid assessments. Do the Florida Statutes authorize all homeowner associations with the ability to fine regardless of that association’s governing documents? J.K. (via e-mail) Answer: Yes,… Continue Reading