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An Association’s Response to those Persons Who May Need Some Additional Care in Living

Some older individuals choose to live out their final years in their personal residences alone, rather than in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Additionally, there are times that other individuals may experience certain mental health issues that make them unable to adequately care for themselves. Associations are often at a loss with how to assist …

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An Association’s Response to Owners Requiring Additional Care

Some older individuals choose to live out their final years in their personal residences, alone, rather than in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Additionally, there are times that other individuals may experience certain mental health issues that make them unable to adequately care for themselves. Associations are often at a loss with how to assist these …

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An Association’s Obligation Regarding Neighbor Versus Neighbor Disputes

Community Associations have an obligation to enforce their governing documents. However, that obligation does not extend to policing, mediating, or resolving disputes between owners, without a corresponding covenant violation. Associations have an obligation to all owners of the community to do what is in the best interest of all owners, not just the select one …

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Is a Community Association Responsible for the Acts of Its Volunteers?

Community associations can be a great place for community involvement. It is always nice to see members get involved and help with operating the association. However, should the association be concerned about the actions of these volunteers?

An association may be held liable for the acts of its volunteers, depending on the situation. …

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Does This Alteration to the Condominium Require Membership Approval?

A “material alteration or addition” is one that “palpably or perceptively var[ies] or change[s] the form, shape, elements, or specifications of a building in such a manner as to appreciably affect or influence its function, use, or appearance.”  Sterling Village Condominium, Inc. v. Breitenbach, 251 So. 2d 685, 687 (Fla. 4th DCA …

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Responsibility For Repairs After A Hurricane Or Storm

Given the especially active and devastating 2018 hurricane season, it is helpful to remember how condominium associations should proceed with repairs to the condominium property after a hurricane or other storm event. The first determination that must be made is whether the association will need to look towards its Declaration of Condominium or to the …

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