Question: Our homeowners’ association would like to change our current minimum rental period, which is only three days, to a thirty day minimum. If we receive a majority vote for making this amendment, do we have to “grandfather” current owners, some of which own for investing and not for personal use? (B.R. via e-mail) Answer: … 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 we start the New Year and the 2017 legislative session, community associations should be reviewing their current rental provisions and deciding whether to propose any amendments to address minimum rental terms. If your association has a problem with short term rentals in the community and would like to adopt amendments to the governing documents… Continue Reading
Question: My condominium has always allowed units to be rented for a minimum period of 14 days. I only use my unit a few times a year and rent it when I am not in residence. I usually rent to 10 or more different groups in a given year, always obeying the existing 14 day… Continue Reading
Question: Our condominium declaration contains a minimum lease term of one month. A unit owned by a business allows free use of their unit on a weekly basis as a “perk” to their employees. Is the weekly use of the unit by employees classified as a rental and thus a violation of our declaration? F.J…. Continue Reading
If the new restriction was passed as an amendment to the declaration, then the new restriction is valid except that it can only be applied to new owners or owners that voted in favor of the amendment.