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Designation of Primary Occupant

Many condominium governing documents require new residents to go through a screening process. Section 718.104(5) of the Florida Condominium Act provides that “[t]he declaration as originally recorded or as amended under the procedures provided therein may include covenants and restrictions concerning the use, occupancy, and transfer of the units permitted by law with reference …

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Governor Signs COVID-19 Immunity Bill

Most readers of this column know that each year, over the summer, we typically review the year’s legislative applicable to community associations. While I will do so, and there is some significant legislation that appears poised to pass, a recently enacted law dealing with COVID-19 liability is worthy of discussion now.

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Homeowner Association Confusion & Frequently Asked Questions

Although the term community association encompasses different types of community associations, in Florida, the two predominant forms of community associations are homeowners associations and condominium associations. There are vast differences but also numerous similarities between the two. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion when owners, directors, and/or managers assume the two are the same. Simply …

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Condominium Association Elections – The Who, What, When, & Where

Your condominium association elections for your Board of Directors are governed by the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes), and Rule 61B-23.0021 of the Florida Administrative Code. Your association governing documents may also contain requirements for your election. Generally, these requirements are contained in the association’s By-Laws. With this in mind, …

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