We see a few Condominium or Homeowners’ Associations with only three directors serving a one year term and some larger Associations with seven or nine directors. There is a benefit to larger Master Homeowners’ Associations, with many neighborhoods and condominiums, to have many directors so that each of the various sub-communities have a representative on […]
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We keep hearing that delivery companies will soon be delivering packages to our doorsteps by drones. Developers and realtors are using drone footage as marketing tools. Hobbyist and kids are flying them around in their spare time. How should your Condominium or Homeowners’ Association handle the growing number of drone use from becoming a nuisance […]
Last month we talked about what owners must do to run for the board in a Condominium or Homeowners” Association. This month we will discuss what document a newly elected or appointed director in a Condominium Association, Cooperative Association, or Homeowners’ Association must sign to be in compliance with State Law requirements. Florida law says […]
The first quarter of the new calendar year, also known as “season” is coming up and this is the time that most condominium and homeowners’ associations have their annual meetings and annual election of directors because the most residents are in town. If you live in a condominium, at least 60 days before the annual […]
So you have pretty good up to date governing documents. You require all prospective owners and tenants to apply for your Association’s approval before they can occupy a home or condominium unit. You limit the number and duration of leases allowed per year; maybe no more than three (3) times for year for no less […]
For whatever reason we are getting more and more complaints from Associations that a resident is yelling and cursing at other residents either in person, on the property, or by use of nasty e-mails. Such conduct is very disturbing to many and they then ask us what they can legally do about it to get […]
This was a slim 2019 legislative session when it came to new laws affecting Condominium or Homeowners’ (HOA) Associations with only 2 new laws passed. In House Bill 7103, older condominiums over 75 feet tall got another last minute reprieve from having to retrofit their buildings with fire sprinklers, opt-out or adopt an engineered life […]
There has been a growing phenomenon in Southwest Florida of investor corporations, limited liability companies or trusts buying homes in neighborhoods and units in condominiums whose investor owners have no intention of ever living in the home or unit. They are looking for rental investment income. They want to just lease the units to whomever […]
While electric vehicles have more or less been a novelty over recent years, many indicators are concluding that they will proliferate in much greater numbers in the near future. If the indicators are correct, that means you or your neighbors will probably have one or more of these cars parking at your condominium soon. The […]
Prior to a strange amendment to Section 718.111(12), Florida Statutes in House Bill 841 was approved and became effective July 1, 2018 last year, most association records had to be kept for at least seven (7) years. An exception was made for “ballots, sign-in sheets, voting proxies, and all other papers and electronic records relating […]
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