Community Update – December 2018

Community Update – December 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at a selection of our most popular Community Update articles. From changes in law to navigating and implementing rules for your association, here are the top five most read articles from this year.

For those concerned with regulating smoking in the common areas of your association, Smoking Prohibited  confirms the ability to prevent smoking using properly enacted and reasonable rules.

Emails as Association Official Records  discusses when an email is considered an official record and when it is not. Knowing the difference is essential to properly maintaining your association’s official records.

For a refresher on recent changes in both the Condominium, Homeowners Association, and Cooperative Acts, read our 2018 Legislative Session Final Report.

Term Limit Law Continues to Spark Controversy  takes a look at recent developments that establish term limits for condominium board members and explores what courts have had to say on the matter so far.

Lastly, Do My HOA’s Rules Have to be Recorded?, gives you the answer you may not be aware of in light of a new law that went into effect on July 1, 2018.

We would also like to remind you of our Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, another valuable resource for community associations like yours. Here is a snapshot of our most popular blog posts of 2018.

State Changes Barbecue Grill Rules

New Law Requires Recording of Homeowners’ Association Rule Amendments

Board Not Obligated to Put Reserves on Agenda

Owner’s Don’t Have Right to Call in to Board Meetings

Owners Can Add Items to Board Agenda

We look forward to another productive year together and wish you continued success in the New Year!

View the December 2018 Community Update here.