Florida Condominium Law Blog



Are E-Mails Considered Official Records for Florida’s Community Associations?

Florida’s community associations, including condominiums and homeowners associations, are required to keep and maintain its official records.  See Fla. Stat. § 718.111(12); Fla. Stat. § 720.303(4).  Upon request, those official records are to be made available to all members at … Read Full Post

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Quick Tips for Association Board Members: The Four B’s of Writing Minutes for Board Meetings

The minutes of any meeting of the Board of Directors for a Condominium Association or a Homeowners’ Association are public records per Florida law.  The minutes are required to be kept for 7 years.  Fla. Stat. 718.111(12); Fla. Stat. 720.303(4).  … Read Full Post

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Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the construction of structure that can withstand … Read Full Post

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And Your Association Thought Foreclosure Was Bad? The Consequences of Tax Sales & Tax Deeds For Community Associations

It is a scenario familiar to every association: an owner falls behind on his or her assessments and doesn’t get current, and the association initiates the lien recordation and foreclosure process.  However, before the association can foreclose its lien and … Read Full Post

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Thirteen Things You Need to Know About Florida Condominium Association Emergency Powers

In Florida, condominium living is a way of life.  Many of the state’s condominiums are located in places where they can capture a view and typically that means they are close to the water.  In Florida, we also have hurricanes.  … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part III

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part III in a blog series detailing these … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part II

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part II (click here for part I) in … Read Full Post

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2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part I

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective.  The 2017 legislative amendments to the Condominium Act and Homeowners Association Act are substantial.  This post is Part I in a blog series detailing these … Read Full Post

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Prohibitions Against “SLAPP” Suits: What Associations and Their Managers Need to Know

Both the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act and the Condo Act contain prohibitions against so-called “SLAPP” suits; SLAPP stands for “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”. The condominium anti-SLAPP suit statute is found at §718.1224 and the homeowners’ anti-SLAPP suit statute is … Read Full Post

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Case Law Update: What a Recent Appellate Decision Can Tell Associations Seeking Their Attorney’s Fees for Litigation

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in the matter of Gonzalez v. Int’l Park Condominium I Association, Inc. that is instructive for associations and their attorneys when associations become involved in litigation and seek payment … Read Full Post

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