Question: Our homeowners’ association documents say that the board can adopt rules, but don’t spell out how to do it. What procedures that must be followed? Can the board adopt a rule at a regular meeting and then enforce it the next day without providing any special notice to the members? (R.L. by e-mail) Answer:… Continue Reading
Given the significant percentage of Floridians living in all types of shared ownership communities, it is not surprising that each year we see at least a handful of bills pass which directly or indirectly impact those private residential communities and one primary association bill which contains both substantive changes and technical fixes needed to address… Continue Reading
Question: How do you calculate notice for association purposes? For example, I know that the law requires the board to give each owner fourteen days’ mailed or hand-delivered notice of a special assessment meeting. Let’s say that the meeting is being held on October 27. What is the last day the notice can go out?… Continue Reading
Determining who won an arbitration is only the first step in determining how much will be awarded in legal fees and costs. Reasonableness is the key to that determination.
There are times when a person’s “day in court” is not immediately available in the condominium setting in light of the arbitration [§718.1255] provision in the Condominium Act. This post is one of three which will be address different aspects of arbitration. This post defines disputes which require arbitration and gives insight on the general arbitration process.
Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, the construction defect and notice statute, was changed by the legislature in the most recent term. The changes made by the legislature are as follows: The term “completion of a building or improvement” is now defined to include the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy or equivalent, or substantial completion. “service”… Continue Reading