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Distinguishing Between Statutory and Non-statutory Reserves Under the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act

Considering the fiduciary responsibilities officers and directors have to the homeowners’ association’s members, it is important to understand not only the importance of including reserve accounts in an association’s budget, but also to understand when reserve funding is mandatory under the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act. Unlike condominium associations, maintaining fully funded reserve accounts is not always …

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“What’s New in Rules and Restrictions,” Community Association Management Insider

Shareholder Jennifer Horan weighs in on amending community association governing documents to include restrictions on the use of surveillance cameras. “The Ring doorbell has been a huge issue because the span [of the captured images] is so far that they can really see everything. Especially in connected homes, where you may share a driveway, people are …

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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 …

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The Association’s Strong Hand for the Removal of Non-Approved Structures

Enforcing HOA restrictions can be a formidable task, implicating myriad overlapping declaration provisions, association rules, and Florida law. And going to court to get injunctive relief – a court order requiring an owner to comply – can seem even more daunting. The elements that are required to establish a basis for injunctive relief are: …

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Preparing to Navigate the Claims Process by Understanding What Is Expected

Navigating an insurance claim after a significant loss can be frustrating, costly, and time consuming. Associations have an obligation to cooperate with their insurance company fully and completely during the claims process even in the most daunting of circumstances. Failure to adhere to that duty may result in the denial of an insurance claim …

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