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Summary of HB 1237, Relating to Condominiums

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HB 1237 (SB 1246), sponsored by Rep. Diaz and Sen. Garcia and Sen. Rodriguez, passed the House and Senate this week and now heads to the Governor for consideration.  If approved by the Governor, the new law will be effective …

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Automated External Defibrillator Devices (AEDs) In Florida Condominiums

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Question: My condominium association is considering purchasing an “AED” for our clubhouse. From the conversation at the meeting I understand that this is an emergency medical device to use when someone is having a heart attack. Is it …

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Condominium Association Meetings Can Be Adjourned

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Question: Our condominium association is having a vote at a special meeting to authorize major improvements to our property, which must be approved by 67% of all voters. We have a hard time getting people to vote. We …

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What Bills are Most Likely to Pass in the 2017 Legislative Session?

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There are two weeks left in the 2017 Legislative Session—assuming it ends on time. Of the many different community association bills that were filed at the beginning of session, the following four (4) sets of bills are the ones that …

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Eligibility to Run for Condominium Board Depends on Governing Documents

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Question:  The wife of an owner (only the husband is on the deed) is running for the Board of our condominium association.  Is she eligible to run for the Board?  I thought you had to be an owner …

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Can My Condominium Association Remove Palm Trees?

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Question: Our condo board wants to remove 44 mature Foxtail palms that shade the courtyards of our 22 coach home buildings. They claim their roots threaten the sidewalk pavers, but there are low cost solutions to address that …

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Jay Roberts Obtains Court of Appeals Reversal

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Becker & Poliakoff senior attorney Jay Roberts recently scored a win for his condominium association client in a Fair Housing Act (FHA) ruling from the Florida First District Court of Appeal (Harbour Pointe of Perdido Key Condominium Association, …

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Convicted Felons Ineligible for Condo Board Service in Florida

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Question: My condominium association’s annual meeting is next month. Several of us are concerned because we have been told that one of the individuals running for the board was charged with felony security law violations. While he was …

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HOA Board Responsible For Meeting Minutes in Florida

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Question: At the first meeting of the new board of directors of our homeowners’ association, there was concern about approving minutes of the last meeting of the prior board. Because the new members were not on the old …

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Community Update, Volume 8, 2016

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In this Issue:

Arbitration Decisions

What are They and Where can I Find Them? Review decisions from the Division of Florida Condominiums, Time
Shares and Mobile Homes.

Paid in Full

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