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Can or Should Community Associations Impose Firearm Regulations through Governing Documents

The recent senseless slaughter of school children in Parkland, Florida has fueled and reignited the long-simmering debate about gun control in our society. Community associations are not immune to violent tragedies, including gun deaths.

We are all familiar with the case involving Trayvon Martin, a teenager who was shot and killed by …

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Garage Sale or Thrift Shop in Disguise? Doesn’t Matter. Your Homeowners Association Can do Something About it

This time of year a lot of people are cleaning out their closets, gathering up unused household items, and having garage sales.  It is also the time when many communities are having community-wide garage sales.  But what about the homeowners who on a regular basis fill their driveway with multiple used strollers, suitcases, microwaves, …

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Basic Tips for Hiring a Community Association Manager

Community association property management is a field that has experienced significant growth in recent years.  Florida Law requires licensure by individuals who, for compensation, provide management services for community associations with more than ten (10) units, or those with annual budgets that exceed $100,000 (CAM licensing).  Currently, Florida has over 10,000 licensed property managers.  …

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22 Becker Attorneys Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law

 

Becker’s Community Association practice group has been an industry leader since we opened our doors in 1973. Today, we’re proud to announce that we have the largest, dedicated team of Board Certified attorneys in Condominium and Planned Development Law in the state of Florida. Board certification demands rigorous testing and is …

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Community Association Legislative Guide, 2018

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CALL’s Florida Community Association Legislative Guide 2018 is now available. The Guide is applicable to all three types of shared-ownership communities (condominiums, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations).

Of the twenty-plus community association bills filed during the 2018 Legislative Session, just two community association bills were passed and approved by …

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Legislative Review Wrap-Up

This week we conclude our annual review of 2018 legislation affecting Florida community associations, with a review of the amendments to Chapter 712 of the Florida Statutes, the Marketable Record Title Act, or MRTA, which become effective on October 1, 2018.

MRTA is primarily intended to facilitate real estate transactions, by eliminating …

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