FT. LAUDERDALE, July 31, 2014 – The Community Association Leadership Lobby (CALL), a statewide advocacy group created by the Becker & Poliakoff law firm, is helping community association leaders analyze changes to laws affecting community associations with its 2014 Legislative Guides.
Designed to assist volunteer boards, management companies and professional managers, the Guides provide a comprehensive summary of the laws that passed the 2014 legislative session, including this year’s main community association bill, HB 807, Relating to Residential Properties.
Areas addressed by the Legislature this year include new remedies for collection of unpaid maintenance fees, as well amendments affecting property insurance, association records keeping and the specification of services that can be provided by community association managers.
Four separate Guides—one for condominium associations, one for cooperative associations, one for homeowners’ associations, and one that addresses all three types of shared-ownership communities – are available online in PDF format for easy reading and printing.
“The guides enable volunteer boards and professional managers to stay up to date on the latest legislation affecting their communities,” said Yeline Goin, Tallahassee-based Executive Director, and lawyer/lobbyist for CALL. “In addition to explaining the provisions of the new laws, the Guides also include practical pointers that analyze specific details of the legislative changes and a list of recommended “Action Steps” for associations to follow after the 2014 legislative session.”
The Legislative Guides also feature:
- Links to the legislative websites where the final “Enrolled” version of the bills can be accessed.
- Links to the legislative websites with the biographies of the bill sponsors.
- Comments about the significance of the new laws from sponsoring legislators.
About Community Association Leadership Lobby
The Community Association Leadership Lobby is the leading organization working to enhance the quality of life and protect property values for Florida’s community association residents. CALL was created by Florida-based international law firm Becker & Poliakoff. CALL is a noted authority on legal issues relating to all areas of common ownership housing communities, including condominiums, cooperatives, timeshares, mobile home communities and homeowners’ associations. For more information: www.callbp.com
About Becker & Poliakoff
Becker & Poliakoff is a multi-practice, multi-state commercial law firm providing strategic counsel to its clients – a diverse array of public, private and nonprofit organizations, and individuals. Established in 1973, the law firm currently includes more than 130 attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals in 17 offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. Our key practice areas include: Business Litigation; Real Estate; Community Association; Construction Law and Litigation; Government Law and Lobbying; and Corporate. Many of the firm’s attorneys are credentialed through industry and legal organizations, including more than 25 who are board certified as experts in their respective areas of law. For more about the firm, visit www.beckerlawyers.com to access the firm’s issue forums providing perspectives on timely legal and business issues.