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Community Update – November 2023

Community Update – November 2023

As 2023 comes to an end, community associations are beginning to plan for the coming year. This issue of CUP provides helpful insight so your community can put its best foot forward. Whether you’re looking to combine operating funds with reserve money, struggling with the property insurance crisis, or need a new online voting platform, we have something for you! Don’t miss our featured podcast episode where Dr. Jason Mansour sits down with host Donna DiMaggio Berger to discuss Defibrillators (AEDs), Bleeding Control Kits (BCKs), and CERTs.

The holiday season is approaching which means it’s a good time for associations to consider its authority regarding outdoor holiday decorations. Yeline Goin discusses the benefits of having set guidelines in, “Holiday Decorations – Ho, Ho, Ho or Bah Humbug?”

When faced with a reoccurring issue in a condominium, the Board of the Directors may want to consider implementing a restriction as a long-term solution to the problem. How are such restrictions implemented? Nicolas M. Jimenez has all the answers in, “Implementing Condominium Restrictions.”

Section 720.3045, Florida Statutes was created during the recent legislative session as part of House Bill 437. What does this mean for your association? Florence King explains this new statutory provision in, “The Effect of Section 720.3045, Florida Statute on Homeowner Association.”

If your association desires to use fines as a covenant enforcement tool, it is vital that all due process procedures contained in your association’s governing documents, as well as contained in the applicable community association act, are strictly followed. Jay Roberts provides helpful guidance in, “THIS CASE: Gillis v. Jackson Shores Townhomes Association, Inc.

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