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This Is The End. . . Or Is It?: Retroactive Application Of The Amendments To The Condominium Act Relating To Termination

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In some instances, unit owners in a condominium association may collectively decide that it would be better to “end it all” and terminate the condominium rather than continue on with the condominium form of ownership. Perhaps the owners in an …

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Responsibility For Repairs After A Hurricane Or Storm

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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 …

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Conflicts of Interest – Is it time for a new Code of Conduct?

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It has always been the obligation of Board members to serve for the benefit of the entire community.  Doing so requires that they carry out their duties in good faith with the care of ordinarily prudent people.  To safeguard and …

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Community Update, Volume 6, 2017

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Community Update, Volume 8, 2016

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In this Issue:

Arbitration Decisions

What are They and Where can I Find Them? Review decisions from the Division of Florida Condominiums, Time
Shares and Mobile Homes.

Paid in Full

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Community Update, Volume 07, 2016

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In this Issue:

I Filed Bankruptcy, It’s Not My Problem!

Obtain on-going assessments despite an owner’s bankruptcy filing.

Words Have Meaning and, Possibly, Meaning Lots of Money

Read about the importance of choosing words …

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Community Update, Volume 6, 2016

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Reclassifying Property as Common Elements for Maintenance Purposes

Provides insight on Reclassifying Properties as Common Elements for Maintenance Purposes. It may not always be the case that an owner is responsible for …

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Community Update, Volume 05, 2016

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In this Issue:

We provide our annual recap of community association happenings at the legislative level. This includes:

  • SB 184 concerning rentals to Service Members
  • SB 130 concerning criminal charges for …

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Community Update, Volume 04, 2016

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Summertime Grilling on a Condominium Balcony…Think Again

While summer grilling covers the gamut from burgers and hot dogs to salmon and pizza, if your community is a condominium, grilling on a balcony could …

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Legal Decisions Which Could Affect Your Community

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Many community associations do not have an absolute right to approve or disapprove of prospective purchasers; but instead the governing documents give them a right of first refusal to assign a sales contract to another purchaser on the same terms …

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The (Tree) Root of the Problem: Who Is Responsible When Tree Roots and Branches Cause Damage?

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They say good fences make good neighbors. But trees, on the other hand, have been known to strain the relationship between neighbors. Damage and disruption amongst neighboring lot owners, caused by tree roots and branches, is a very common problem …

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Problem Parking in your Community Association?

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It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that older multifamily communities in Florida (and elsewhere in the country) have serious parking problems these days since those communities were built decades ago when families used fewer cars.

Today, people …

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