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Board Members Cannot Vote by Proxy

Board Members Cannot Vote by Proxy

Q: My condominium association has been questioning when owners and board members can vote by proxy and the differences between a general and limited proxy. Can you explain when proxies can and should be used by either board members or unit owners when voting? (G.R.,...

Boards of Directors Can Hold Closed Meetings for Certain Purposes

Boards of Directors Can Hold Closed Meetings for Certain Purposes

Q: When can a condominium board of directors hold a meeting which is closed to the owners? (P.C., via e-mail) A: Pursuant to Section 718.112(2)(c) of the Florida Condominium Act, meetings of the board of administration at which a quorum of the board members is present...

Removing Officers and Directors Require Different Procedures

Removing Officers and Directors Require Different Procedures

Q: Our homeowners’ association board president has not been responsive. He is also over two months overdue on assessments. Can he be replaced and what are the steps for that process? (V.R., via e-mail) A: There is a difference between directors and officers. Directors...

What to Do When a Vendor Damages Association Property

What to Do When a Vendor Damages Association Property

Service providers often cause property damage in community associations. Imagine a furniture delivery driver in a rush to make his next appointment, clipping your community’s security gate and taking a portion of it down the road, or a garbage truck leaking hydraulic...

Virus Still Raising Questions For Associations

Virus Still Raising Questions For Associations

Q: There have been so many orders and news conferences from the governor regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Can you give us a quick overview of what orders that apply to community associations are still in effect? (R.D., via e-mail) A: On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron...

New Law Impacts 55+ Communities

New Law Impacts 55+ Communities

Q: I heard there is a new law that impacts the registration process for “55+” communities. What are the details? R.W. A: You heard correctly. Effective July 1, 2020, Section 760.29(4) of Florida Statutes was amended to delete the requirement for “housing for older...

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