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Top 5 Tactics to Prevent Vandalism in Community Associations

Vandalism has been an issue with both condominiums and homeowners associations for as long as these communities have existed.  As you can expect, instances of vandalism seem to increase during the summer months when kids are out of school.  Vandalism … Read Full Post

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Community Association Hurricane Season Preparedness: What To Do Before A Hurricane Hits Your Association

Another Florida hurricane season kicks off on the first of June.  Is your community association prepared?  Many condominium associations around the State are still recovering from a lack of hurricane preparedness before last year’s season.  Do not let this happen … Read Full Post

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Why Your Association Needs to Compel Release of Mortgage Information When a Unit Faces Foreclosure

Board members of any condominium association are no doubt familiar with the following scenario: a unit owner gets behind on his assessments and refuses to bring his balance current; the association records a lien against the unit and, when that … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Cooperative Act

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the 2018 legislative changes to the Florida Cooperative Act (Chapter 719, Florida Statutes).  These changes become law on July 1, 2018.  This blog post provides a detailed summary of these … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the 2018 legislative changes to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act.  These changes become law on July 1, 2018.  This blog post provides a detailed summary of these statutory amendments affecting … Read Full Post

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2018 Legislative Changes to the Florida Condominium Act

On March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the 2018 legislative changes to the Florida Condominium Act.  These changes become law on July 1, 2018.  This blog post provides a detailed summary of these statutory amendments affecting Florida’s … Read Full Post

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Is Time Running Out on Your Association’s Covenants and Restrictions? How to Preserve your Covenants and Restrictions under Florida Law

The Florida Marketable Record Title to Property Act (“MRTA”) can operate to extinguish interests in real property that were recorded prior to the “root of title” to a property.  In Florida, the root of title must be established by a … Read Full Post

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Has Time Already Run Out on Your Association’s Covenants and Restrictions? How to revive your HOA Covenants under Florida Law

If the Covenants and Restrictions for your Homeowners’ Association were recorded in the public records more than 30 years ago, they may no longer be enforceable against some or all of the properties within your community.  Unenforceable covenants create a myriad of problems, including an inability to collect association assessments and an inability to enforce aesthetic covenants that enhance property values within the community. Read Full Post

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Condominium Development: Condominium Prospectus Requirements in Florida

Florida’s condominium market has gained strength in the past five years; traditional sales are up, and prices are rising.  In Northeast Florida, Condominiums and Townhomes spent an average of 11 fewer days on the market than single-family detached homes.  As … Read Full Post

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When your HOA forces you to leave you garage door open all day: Lessons for smart association governance

A seemingly whimsical story out of California offers Florida community association boards a valuable lesson in being vigilant in enforcing the covenants of the association’s declaration and making thoughtful, considered decisions. Read Full Post

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