We continue our efforts to modernize our Community Update (CUP) so that we can provide you current and candid insight on operating and running community associations.
CUP now resides in our blog’s digital universe, floridacondohoalawblog.com. The blog is dedicated to providing an online resource regarding developments in community association law, Q and A, legislation, and other related news.
We will also be uploading our archived CUP issues to the blog under their own CUP designation so you can easily find them. You will also be able to search for our articles using common search engines (google, safari, etc.).
Going forward, you will receive intermittent updates highlighting new articles from the Florida Condo Law Blog. It will include a “Did You Know” section that provides information on new classes, services, and our lawyers.
We hope you enjoy our new format and this inaugural issue.
In this issue
This issue contains three articles we think you will find particularly helpful.
The first article examines the dilemma many condominium associations face at one time or another: whether or not to “end it all” and terminate the condominium and, if so, how to do it.
The second article, timely in the wake of Hurricane Irma, discusses who is legally responsible for which repairs after a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Our third article takes a close look at whether or not a community association should adopt a new Code of Conduct for its board of directors.
This Is The End. . . Or Is It?: Retroactive Application Of The Amendments To The Condominium Act Relating To Termination
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 older condominium sitting in a prime location may want to terminate and sell out to …Continue Reading →
Responsibility For Repairs After A Hurricane Or Storm
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 whether the association will need to look towards its Declaration of Condominium or to the …Continue Reading →
Conflicts of Interest – Is it time for a new Code of Conduct?
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 promote the welfare of the community, The Condominium Act provides for personal liability if a …Continue Reading →
Did you know?
That the avalanche of fraudulent emotional support animal (ESA) requests is having a negative effect on those with legitimate needs to get the service and support they need. That’s why our Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) is targeting fraudulent ESA requests as its primary lobbying initiative for the 2018 Legislative Session.