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Community Update – May 2023

Community Update – May 2023

This edition of Becker’s Community Update highlights remote voting, managing your personnel, and constitutional rights. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary video that showcases Becker’s rich history and culture.

Also featured this month is our Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery Guide. While we hope to be spared from the worst, it’s crucial that your community association is prepared this hurricane season. If you have any questions or are in need of guidance, please reach out to your Becker attorney.

The Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation recently issued new temporary requirements as an attempt to mitigate risk in community association loan underwriting. Learn about these new requirements in, “The New Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Lender Questionnaire: To Answer, or Not to Answer, That Is the Question” by David Dockery.

Flags serve as a powerful symbol of a nation, its ideals, and its people, and their display in community associations is addressed under State law. Kathleen “Katie” Berkey discusses permitted flags in, “Getting “Flag Ready” for the Fourth of July.”

What Are Limited Common Elements and Who’s Responsible?” Karyan San Martano explains how The Florida Condominium Act defines limited common elements and the importance of declaration language in determining responsibility allocation.

Uniform enforcement is at the heart of, “THIS CASE: Chattel Shipping and Investment, Inc. v. Brickell Place Condominium Association, Inc.” by Jay Roberts. Find out why this case is important.

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