Community Update – October 2020

Community Update – October 2020

The 2020 Legislative Guide is here! Florida’s 2020 Session produced a bevy of newly passed community association legislation including the long-awaited criminalization of fraudulent emotional support animal requests. New laws regarding registration requirements for “55 and over” communities, rights for HOA residents to use fireworks on the 4th of July, and housing discrimination laws were also passed. We discuss the discrimination in covenants topic in greater detail in this month’s featured article. Catch up on all this and more in this month’s issue of CUP!

This year, Governor DeSantis approved a new law that prohibits discriminatory restrictions from any title transactions in Florida. Read more in our featured article,  “Hiding in Plain Sight: What Are Discriminatory Covenants” and Does Your Association’s Governing Documents Contain them?”

For condominiums and cooperatives there are a few statutory election guideposts that start with the numbers 60, 40, 35, and 14. Learn what they signify in, “Election Season is Upon Us!”