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Florida House Moves Forward With Legislation to Preempt Local Governments From Regulating Vacation Rentals

Vote of the Regulatory Reform Subcommittee Fell Mostly Along Party Lines

As our many local government clients know, the Becker Team has been intimately involved in lobbying against the many attempts to limit their ability to manage the vacation rental crisis. The issue continues to severely impact cities of …

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Hiring Your Own Public Adjuster – A Survey and Chance to WIN $100

Insurance claims are inevitable in the lifespan of every Florida community. Fully understanding the claims process and navigating the potential land mines is crucial..

This survey addressing your past experience with insurance claims and adjusters is the ultimate survey in our summer series for community association owners, board members, and management professionals. Your participation is fundamental …

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Special Assessments May Provide Insured Cash Flow After Storm

Two weeks ago today, Hurricane Irma tore through in Southwest Florida. All things considered, it could have certainly been much worse. However, it was as bad as it gets for those who lost their lives, and some communities suffered relatively substantial property damage. So, over the next several weeks, this column will focus on legal …

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Review of Legislation continues – Part 5

2017 Legislation Changes Financial Reporting Requirements

Today’s column is the final installment of our annual review of legislation affecting Florida community associations.

In prior columns, we reviewed Senate Bill 398 dealing with “estoppel certificates,” and House Bill 1237 which only applies to condominiums and contains changes to the statute including board member term …

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Review of Legislation continues – Part 4

2017 Statute Changes Impose New Conflict Of Interest Rules

Today’s column is the fourth installment of our annual review of legislation affecting community associations.

So far, we have reviewed Senate Bill 398, dealing with “estoppel certificates,” and parts of House Bill 1237, pertaining to board member term limits, the use of debit cards, …

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Review of New Legislation – Part 1

Today begins our annual review of legislation affecting community associations in Florida. Today’s topic, “estoppel certificates.”

On June 14, 2017, Governor Scott signed SB 398, which amends Chapters 718 (condominiums), 719 (cooperatives), and 720 (homeowners’ associations) and which became effective on July 1, 2017. Associations should be prepared to properly respond to requests …

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Estoppel Bill Approved by Governor and Remaining Community Association Bills Presented to the Governor

Yesterday, the Governor approved SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates.  The effective date of the new law is July 1, 2017.  If you would like to hear more about the estoppel bill, please watch the video or read the summary below.

Also yesterday, HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, by Rep. Moraitis, and …

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