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
Condo Criminal Penalties Bills Senator Rene Garcia and Representative Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz filed SB 1682, Relating to Condominiums, and HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums, respectively, which include board member term limits and criminal penalties against volunteer board members for certain violations, including failure to provide access to official records and fraudulent activities related to… Continue Reading
As the 12/31/16 deadline for Florida high-rises to opt out of a full sprinkler retrofit looms large, the confusion regarding which multifamily buildings should opt out, why and what the consequences of that opt out vote will be escalates. Here are the top five questions I’ve been asked over the last several months from condominium… Continue Reading
Dear CALL Members: The Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (“Division”) has recently been quoted in several media articles advising that all multifamily buildings in Florida, regardless of height, must install sprinklers unless they opt out prior to the December 31, 2016 deadline. In the aftermath of that revelation, some Florida attorneys are… Continue Reading
There are only a few short weeks left for Florida’s elected officials to pass meaningful legislation and at this point in the session it seems that the HB 561/SB 1196 Bill Package is the most likely to pass. These bills are in a constant state of flux and the information below only highlights major points in the bills… Continue Reading
Representative Bogdanoff Explains Amendments in CS/CS/HB 561 at Becker & Poliakoff’s Leadership Seminar. Representative Sachs announces she will “continue to fight for fairness in foreclosures”.
Naples City Council Urged by CALL to Adopt Resolution in Support of HB 561 and SB 1222 to Extend Deadline for Compliance with Costly Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Requirements. Collier County Commissioners Expected to Consider Resolution at Upcoming Meeting.