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Association May Keep Unit Keys

Association May Keep Unit Keys

Q: My condominium association has the digital key-code to my unit but is still insisting on having a physical key. Is the law specific on how I have granted them access to my unit? (D.L., via e-mail) A: Section 718.111(5)(a) of the Florida Condominium Act provides...

Use Rights Suspended for Virus Protocol Violations

Use Rights Suspended for Virus Protocol Violations

Q: My homeowners’ association recently posted new rules concerning the use of our community pool in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The board stated that if the rules are violated, the association has the right to suspend the owner’s right to use the pool....

Association “Sunshine Laws” Explained

Association “Sunshine Laws” Explained

Q: We have a five-member board and the board has said that they are only required to post notice of a meeting when three or more board members are together. However, we have learned that often, two board members will meet and discuss the association or that there will...

Rules are Official Records

Rules are Official Records

Q: My condominium has a restriction against parking pick-up trucks on the community property. Where can I get the most current copy of my condominium’s policies? (S.B., via e-mail) A: Section 718.111(12) of the Florida Condominium Act requires an association to...

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part V

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part V

Q: What are an association’s options if someone refuses to comply with our rules and protocols regarding COVID-19? A: Based on my experience, neither law enforcement nor other governmental agencies are going to get involved with rules of an association which are...

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part IV

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part IV

Q: Does our condominium association qualify for any federal aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic? A: This is one of the many issues where there is no clear answer and I hear diametrically opposed opinions from people whom I consider to be well-versed in legal matters...

COVID-19 Q&A PART II

COVID-19 Q&A PART II

Q: If someone in our community has been diagnosed with the virus, can we send out his or her name so that people know to be careful? A: We are in uncharted waters and there is no one size fits all answer. In my opinion, for example in a high-rise condominium building,...

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part II

COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part II

On March 9, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. On March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump, declared a national emergency. Numerous units of state and local government around the...

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