Community Update – June 2022

Community Update – June 2022

June officially marked the start of Hurricane Season in Florida. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Becker’s Hurricane Guide which includes helpful information to ensure your association is prepared should disaster strike. Also, if you missed our recent webinar on the adoption of Bill SB 4D, the new law addressing building safety, check it out here.

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend!

Electric vehicles are commonplace in our society and with the price of gas skyrocketing, more people will consider purchasing them. This month’s featured article, “Electric Vehicle Charging Stations on the Common Elements,” discusses considerations for boards with regard to charging station installation in their communities. “The Worst Storm Is the Storm You Didn’t Prepare For.”

Given the fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers to the members of their homeowners’ association, it is important to understand when reserve funding is mandatory under the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act. Learn more in, “Statutory and Non-Statutory Reserves in Homeowners’ Associations.”

As new communities develop and expand into natural habitats throughout the state, interactions between residents and wildlife are increasingly common. “The Association’s Responsibility for Wildlife in the Community,” discusses steps association boards may wish to consider to mitigate their liability.

What law controls is at the heart of June’s “THIS CASE: Suntide Condominium Association, Inc. v. Division of Land Sales and Condominiums, Department of Business Regulation.” Find out why this case matters.