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Emails as Association Official Records

Whether you live in a condominium, cooperative or homeowner association, the Statute governing your community defines the term “official records.” In defining official records, each Statute has a catch-all provision.

All other written records of the association not specifically included in the foregoing which are related to the operation of the …

“Who Said What?” Board Officers Should be Careful how They Handle Their Official vs. Personal Communications to Members – Part I

There is no doubt that technology has significantly improved the way communities and neighbors interact and communicate with one another.  The sheer number of social media applications and web-based platforms available to individuals and community associations make it easy for information (and misinformation) to be disseminated quickly among hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals …

E-Notice for Everyone

It is 2019 and e-mail has, for many, replaced the U.S. Postal service and our voicemails. In the community association setting, many boards send their members communications regarding construction projects, newsletters, and simple FYIs via e-mail and members respond in kind. For the most part, this is appreciated. The problem is that many associations …

Continuing Legislative Review

Today’s column is the fourth installment of our annual review of the new laws affecting community associations and will continue our review of the new laws affecting cooperatives, which will become effective July 1, 2018. So far we have looked at changes to the Cooperative Act involving official records and board member eligibility.

2018 Legislative Session Final Report

The 2018 Legislative Session ended with only two community association bills passing and being approved by the Governor. The following is a summary of the two bills:

HB 617, Relating to Covenants and Restrictions, by Rep. Edwards. The bill primarily involves the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA). The intent …

Time for Annual Legislative Review

Today begins our annual review of new legislation affecting community associations in Florida. The main piece of legislation derives from House Bill 81, which will become law on July 1, 2018. HB 841 affects condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations. We will begin with a look at changes to the condominium laws.