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Term Limit Law Still 2 Years Away

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Q: My condominium association will be having its annual meeting soon, which will include an election for members to the board of directors. Some of our board members have served for numerous years, and I understood that there are now term …

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Association ‘Sunshine Laws’ Questioned

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Q: I was recently elected to the board of my condominium association. I thought we had to follow Florida’s sunshine laws, but our long-time president said this is not true. She claims we can meet whenever we want as long …

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Statute Of Limitations Apply to Associations

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Q: My homeowners’ association recently sent me a notice stating that I had to remove a number of tree stumps in my back yard. The stumps are from trees that were removed following Hurricane Irma. Nothing has changed since those …

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Can Spouse Serve on Board

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Q: My wife and I live in a condominium unit in Florida. The unit is owned by my wife, in her name only. However, I would like to run for the board of directors. Does Florida law state that a …

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Collection Dispute Confounds Board

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Q: We have an owner in our condominium community who refuses to pay the current monthly assessment. Each month, she sends a check based on our budget from 2 years ago. She says she has not received a copy of …

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Remote Board Meetings Questioned

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Q: Can the board of a homeowners’ association hold “Zoom only” meetings and not permit Owners to attend? (M.M., via e-mail)

A: Subject to certain exceptions, I do not believe a board can circumvent the “sunshine laws” by using …

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“Association Wants to Go ‘Paperless’” – News-Press

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Q: Our condominium association wants to go “paperless” as much as possible for our meetings and move to “virtual” meetings both for convenience and cost savings. Do you have any guidelines on what this involves? (S.R., via e-mail) …

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Required Notice for Budget Meetings in Homeowners’ Associations

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Q: An issue has come up concerning my homeowners’ association board of directors and the adoption of our annual budget. Recently, the board noticed a board meeting for the adoption of the annual budget and only posted the notice as …

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Effective Date of New Reserve Law Questioned

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Q: Our condominium association just held a vote to less than fully fund reserves for the 2024 budget. It passed by a majority of the quorum, but not a majority of the entire voting interests.

There seems to …

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Directors Usually Fill Board Vacancies

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Q: There was a recent vacancy on the board of directors for my condominium association due to a resignation. The board voted to appoint someone to fill the vacancy. However, a question was raised as to whether that person fills …

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Tax Deed Can Extinguish Assessments

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Q: I am on the board of directors of a condominium association, and one of the units in our association has both unpaid assessments and taxes. We recently received a notice that the county will sell the unit to satisfy the …

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Comingling of Funds Questioned

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Q: Can a condominium association’s operating funds be combined with the reserve money? My association has not moved money into the reserve account and out of the operating account in the last year. The money is there, it is just not …

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