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Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane Preparation

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The six month long hurricane season in South Florida. South Florida has seen an increase in hurricane activity over the past years, and that is expected to continue this year. Let’s look at some ways community associations to prepare...

Can Owners Stop the Turnover of a Homeowners’ Association?

Can Owners Stop the Turnover of a Homeowners’ Association?

In a newly developed community, transitioning control of the association from the developer to the owners is often an anxiously anticipated – and some might say, dreaded – event. Pursuant to Section 720.307, Florida Statutes, transition of control of a homeowners’...

Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session

Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session

Beginning this week, this column will begin its yearly review of legislative changes affecting community associations. Today, we will start with the main bill, Senate Bill 630, which became effective July 1, 2021. Section 627.714(4), Florida Statutes: Insurance...

Sweeping New Association Law Takes Effect in Florida

Sweeping New Association Law Takes Effect in Florida

A far-reaching new piece of legislation targeting community associations took effect in Florida on July 1, 2021. “It’s a mixed bag,” says Donna DiMaggio Berger, a shareholder in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office of Becker & Poliakoff. “There’s some good stuff and...

Maintenance of Structure Usually Association Responsibility

Maintenance of Structure Usually Association Responsibility

Q: The foundation under my condominium’s sliding glass door has heaved which prevents me from opening the doors. My condominium manager says that I am responsible for taking out the slider door frame and grinding down the foundation cement. Am I responsible? (P.D.,...

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