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Governor Signs COVID-19 Immunity Bill

Most readers of this column know that each year, over the summer, we typically review the year’s legislative applicable to community associations. While I will do so, and there is some significant legislation that appears poised to pass, a recently enacted law dealing with COVID-19 liability is worthy of discussion now.

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Homeowner Association Confusion & Frequently Asked Questions

Although the term community association encompasses different types of community associations, in Florida, the two predominant forms of community associations are homeowners associations and condominium associations. There are vast differences but also numerous similarities between the two. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion when owners, directors, and/or managers assume the two are the same. Simply …

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Condominium Association Elections – The Who, What, When, & Where

Your condominium association elections for your Board of Directors are governed by the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes), and Rule 61B-23.0021 of the Florida Administrative Code. Your association governing documents may also contain requirements for your election. Generally, these requirements are contained in the association’s By-Laws. With this in mind, …

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Owner Social Media Page Raises Questions

Q: Our homeowners’ association has a new board that is currently working on the transition from the builder. Residents have become quite vocal, and complaints are numerous about general association matters and other residents. A resident set up a social page open to members of the community, which has become predominantly a method …

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Weighing the Costs: Common Sense/‘Cents’ COVID-19 Measures for Community Associations Reopening Common Elements and Common Facilities

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One full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and people have really started to appreciate (or abhor) their neighbors. The extra time at home or stuck in one’s condominium unit has caused an increased sense of awareness and, in some cases, aggravation regarding the comings and goings and habits of our neighbors.

Many …

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