Community Update – November 2022

Community Update – November 2022

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are tremendously grateful to you and all of our clients, colleagues, and friends.

In this month’s edition of CUP, we discuss a wide array of topics from elections to adopting an annual budget, and don’t miss our special feature (podcast) to hear an engineer’s perspective on implementing Florida’s new condo safety law. And for our readers in South Florida, please feel free to join us at the 2022 Cooperator Tradeshow on December 8, 2022, in Fort Lauderdale.

Unit owners often move from private homes and do not understand that the condominium form of ownership in Florida is somewhat unique. Mark Friedman addresses common issues that often arise based on misunderstandings in, “Why Can’t We…”

The new law passed by the Legislature, known as “SB 4-D”, became effective May 26, 2022, and contains various important deadlines for compliance. Rosa de la Camara provides a crib sheet to help Associations in, “Do Not Miss These Deadlines.”

A new season means a new annual meeting and election. Learn about the election of directors and the annual meeting in, “The 2023 Season is Upon Us. Time to Think about Elections” by Mark Friedman.

The consequence of failing to abide by disability protection laws is at the heart of, “THIS CASE: Bhogaita v. Altamonte Heights Condominium Association, Inc.” by Jay Roberts. Find out why this case matters.