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Bank Foreclosures Devastate Community Associations

A survey conducted by Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL) confirms problems with community operations and lack of maintenance as a result of foreclosures. Averaged out, over 100 people per day responded to the 2nd Annual Foreclosure Survey conducted by the Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL). Over ninety (90%) percent of them say …

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Indemnity and the Association, Part 2

Last week I wrote about Indemnification. Specifically about hiring contractors and ensuring that contract clauses were properly worded so that the Association was being indemnified and not providing the indemnity. At the end, I concluded by noting that indemnification in the absence of adequate insurance may be illusory. What does that mean? Remember that …

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Indemnity and the Association

Indemnification. A scary word and a confusing subject. However, almost all contracts for services contain requirements for one party to indemnify the other from damages. Often these clauses are in small type of allegedly “standard form” agreements. For purposes of today’s blog, let us discuss non-construction services. Indemnification for construction contracts is governed by …

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Differences in Insurance Requirements for Condominiums vs. Cooperatives in Florida

Much has been written about the insurance requirements for condominium associations and condominium owners. The Florida Condominium Act has been amended significantly over the years in this regard. Major changes resulted from the 2003 legislative session, by defining the terms “building”, “condominium property,” “insurable improvements,” and other terms contained in declarations …

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Fannie Mae Tightens Lending Standards for Florida – Project Eligibility Review Required

Fannie Mae recently announced several changes to its standards and reintroduced its Project Eligibility Review Service (PERS). Read PDF. PERS review is required for new and newly converted condominiums in Florida, while optional in projects located elsewhere throughout the United States. Fannie Mae likewise announced an intention to publish a list …

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