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Why Community Associations Should Check Their Zoning and Entitlement History

Zoning laws are enacted by villages, towns, cities, or counties to control the types of uses and the parking ratio, intensity, density, and dimensions of those uses. This is for the purpose of preserving property values, managing growth, preserving the character of a community, facilitating the adequate provision of transportation, and promoting public health and …

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Make Your Vote Count at This Year’s Condominium Election

Many condominiums throughout the state are getting ready for their annual meeting. This means that election season is also underway as the election occurs at the time of the annual meeting. Remember that two notices are required. The first should be sent at least 60 days before the election and the second, at least 14 …

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¿Permite su asociación el uso de la casa club para eventos políticos?

En un marco de Condominio, los Estatutos de la Florida permiten a los propietarios el uso de los elementos comunes (áreas de recreación) para el uso para el cual fueron diseñados. La ley también permite a la Junta de Directores crear y adoptar reglamentos razonables relacionados con el uso de los elementos comunes. En otras …

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¿Que es la regla de 80/20?

La ley Federal de Vivienda Equitativa prohíbe la discriminación por motivos de raza, color, religión, género, discapacidad, estado familiar u origen nacional. Varios Estados tienen sus propia Ley de Vivienda Equitativa.  Por ejemplo, la ley contra discriminación de la edad y estado civil se puede encontrar en el Capítulo 760 de los Estatutos de la …

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“Who Said What?” When Members Use Social Media and Other Platforms to Inappropriately Communicate about Association Business – Part II

This article is the second part of an earlier article which addressed how board officers should handle their personal and official communications directed to members about association business. Part II of this article addresses how the association should handle unofficial association correspondence between members and the use of various social media platforms, like Twitter …

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Adapting to Short-Term Rentals: What You Need to Know About Restrictions

Last month, our CUP touched on the fact that in the City of Miami Beach, illegal rentals might mean jail time. The problem, however, is not limited to beach front condominiums. Many single family home and townhome communities are facing similar issues. These homeowner associations, struggling with short term rental issues, want rental policies that …

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“Who Said What?” Board Officers Should be Careful how They Handle Their Official vs. Personal Communications to Members – Part I

There is no doubt that technology has significantly improved the way communities and neighbors interact and communicate with one another.  The sheer number of social media applications and web-based platforms available to individuals and community associations make it easy for information (and misinformation) to be disseminated quickly among hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals in …

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