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Association Emergency Powers

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Florida Statutes provide boards with broad emergency powers in response to damage, injury or public contagion caused by or anticipated in connection with an emergency for which “a state of emergency” is declared. The Governor of the State of Florida …

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Becker Awarded FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Award For Eighth Consecutive Year

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Webinar: Navigating the Special Assessment Minefield

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Many associations are looking to undertake major renovation and repair projects in 2022 and special assessments will be needed in many cases to fund those projects. Our webinar will answer your questions about the process your board must follow to levy …

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Becker Uncovers Collusion Between Florida OIR & Citizens Insurance

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Citizens Property Insurance allegedly overcharged Florida condominium association policyholders for years, according to the Fort Lauderdale, FL., law firm Becker. The firm also accuses the Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR) of partaking in secret communications with the insurer, which …

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What Will the Damage Cost?

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A well-designed disaster plan will include safeguards against future risk which are designed to minimize economic and property loss, as well as the loss of human life.

It is dangerous to ever become complacent about hurricanes when you …

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The Plan – Identifying the Potential Consequences of a Disaster

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The first step toward developing and implementing a disaster plan is identifying the potential consequences of a disaster. The second step is to develop and implement a plan to mitigate the impact of a disaster to the fullest extent possible. …

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Condominium Unit Combination Raises Concerns

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Q: The board of directors for my condominium association recently approved allowing an owner to remove the wall separating two adjacent units and to reconfigure the two units into one. Doesn’t this change the number of units in the condominium, …

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Weighing the Costs: Common Sense/‘Cents’ COVID-19 Measures for Community Associations Reopening Common Elements and Common Facilities

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One full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and people have really started to appreciate (or abhor) their neighbors. The extra time at home or stuck in one’s condominium unit has caused an increased sense of awareness and, in some cases, …

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IN THE MEDIA: Jennifer Horan

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Jennifer Horan has spent over twelve years addressing and resolving a myriad of issues facing community, condo, and homeowners’ associations. Below is a collection of her insights regarding association board roles and responsibilities, managing disputes, COVID-19 health and safety protocols …

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Hotel Condominium Units – What Are You Buying?

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When teaching contract law to my undergraduate students at Florida International University, I always begin with a question: “How many of you sign a contract without reading it?” A simple question and one would think that everyone reads before they …

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