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
There are two weeks left in the 2017 Legislative Session—assuming it ends on time. Of the many different community association bills that were filed at the beginning of session, the following four (4) sets of bills are the ones that appear to be most likely to pass. Condominium Bills by Sen. Garcia and Rep. Diaz… Continue Reading
Question: In homeowners associations, what is the election procedure? Answer: Unlike condominium associations, where the election procedures almost entirely regulated by the statute in the administrative code, in homeowners associations the election procedure is governed by your own bylaws. In some homeowners associations, limited proxies are still used in connection with the vote to elect… Continue Reading
Controlling Chaos (an Ignite Session on dealing with the unexpected in life)
Anytime a quorum of the Board of Directors of a condominium meet to discuss association business—it is a meeting— and there are procedural requirements that apply.
New Condominiums Can Recover Damages for Construction Defects under 718.203, Florida Statues.
Condominiums Must Pay Close Attention to AIA Documents in Construction Contracts, by Steven B. Lesser
Video Transcript Excerpt: What vote is required to approve the repair project in a condominium? Well, if the project is maintenance, typically it’s the board. If the project is an alteration, in most cases the project requires approval from the owners. The challenge for boards of directors has been: how do you make the distinction… Continue Reading
Excerpt: The most important function of the condominium association is the physical maintenance the the property. I think we can all agree that the failure to fulfill that obligation renders most of the association’s other obligations moot.