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Condo/Co-Op/HOA Meeting Agendas & Notice Requirements

Florida laws governing community associations require notice of meetings to encourage owner participation. Here is a helpful guide summarizing the notice requirements under statute; however, this guide is not intended to be all inclusive and is only for general reference.

Meeting Type
Condo/Co-op
HOA

Board meeting(s)
48 hours posted notice with agenda, except …

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Hotel Condominium Units – What Are You Buying?

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 sign. But no. Mostly everyone signs without reading, whether a credit card agreement, apartment …

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Association Voting During the Pandemic, What Can We Do?

Although the advent of vaccines signals the end of COVID-19, the pandemic remains a fixture in our landscape and undoubtedly will for some time to come. As Southwest Florida community associations typically have most of their meetings during the “season,” this presents recurrent questions about the applicable laws and “sunshine rules,” especially regarding “remote …

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Here We Go Again: Developer-Friendly Politicians Once Again Try to Tinker with Consumer Protection Legislation

Chapter 558, Florida Statutes and Section 553.84, Florida Statutes are consumer-friendly statutes drafted and signed into law years ago to protect Florida homeowners, HOAs, and condominiums, provide for the resolution of construction defect claims, and promote the settlement of claims without resorting to litigation. Bills filed recently by Florida politicians would severely hamper the …

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How Community Associations Can Handle the Continuing Popularity of Short-Term Rentals

Despite a year that has drastically curtailed traveling due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of online vacation and short-term rental platforms, such as Airbnb and others, has persisted as people have sought escapes to private homes instead of hotels and to upgrade their work-from-home routines to somewhere with a view. Airbnb is …

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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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