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Keeping Politics Out of Your Community Association

Not surprisingly, the chatter about whether or not political signs should be permitted in private residential communities has increased as we draw closer to the elections in November. Let’s first discuss whether or not an owner in a Florida HOA has the “right” to install signs. The short answer is “no” with one exception. FL […]

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2020 Florida Session: Legislative Update

With the legislative session closed and the deadline expired for Governor DeSantis to veto Florida House or Senate bills, we now know the laws that will affect community associations. Below is a summary of some of these new laws impacting Florida community associations. Our forthcoming Legislative Guidebook will contain a more in-depth analysis along with […]

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Emotional Support Animal Bill Goes to the Governor

We are thinking of all of our CALL Members during these uncertain times and want to remind you that CALL remains a trusted resource for your community. Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2020 to act on these bills.

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2020 Florida Session: Legislative Update

If you’ve been wondering what happened to the legislation that the CALL Team tracked throughout Florida’s 2020 Session, we have been as well! All bills were held back and will not be released until Governor DeSantis receives revenue estimates to help him determine their fiscal impact. The State’s Operating Budget must be passed by July […]

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The HEROES Act Spells Disaster for Community Associations

Your association’s ability to collect assessments is in grave danger because of H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or The HEROES Act! By the time you read this CALL Alert, this bill will have likely eked out a narrow passage in the U.S. House of Representatives. The next step is […]

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Vacation Rentals and Community Association Omnibus Bill

As a reminder, we want to direct all our CALL members to Becker’s COVID-19 webpage which is an excellent resource for information updated daily on the impact of the virus on community associations. Click here to visit the website. And, for those of you looking for some non COVID-19 related news, we are happy to […]

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Session Ends and Long Awaited ESA Bill Passes!

Before we jump into the outcome of Florida’s 2020 Legislative Session, it is very important to note that the CDC has stated that gatherings of 50 or more people should be postponed for the next eight weeks. Bars, clubs, theaters and other places of public accommodation throughout the Sunshine State are being closed or their capacity […]

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Condos, Cruise Ships and COVID-19: Surprising Commonalities

The cruise ship industry has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19’s rapid spread amongst passengers. For those who were unfortunate enough to deal with a ship-board quarantine, the fact that they would eventually be able to disembark and return to their homes helped them cope. But what if your home posed the same risks as […]

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