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Can I Trim Tree Limbs?

Q: I am a new owner of a home located within a deed restricted community. Many of the lots, including mine, have large oak trees located between the rear of the residence and the community property line. The oak trees are never trimmed by the association. One oak tree in particular is located on common …

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“Someone is Sick: Now What?,” Community Association Management Insider

What do you do when one of your community association members is diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Becker Shareholder Jennifer Horan reminds board members to exercise caution when considering privacy rights of residents, while also being transparent.
“I tell my boards in condo associations that they don’t necessarily have the duty …

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Rules are Official Records

Q: My condominium has a restriction against parking pick-up trucks on the community property. Where can I get the most current copy of my condominium’s policies? (S.B., via e-mail)

A: Section 718.111(12) of the Florida Condominium Act requires an association to permanently maintain from the inception of the association, certain …

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“Don’t Tread on Me”: The Permissibility of the Gadsden Flag in Your Community

Is flying the Gadsden flag (i.e., the yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag with a snake) considered a flag of the United States of America and is it permissible in your community association? It depends.

For those not already familiar, the Gadsden flag is a historical American flag named after the American …

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