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Community Update – January 2019

Welcome to 2019! We hope that your year is off to a wonderful start. In this issue we hit the ground running so that you can rest assured your association is beginning the new year on a high note. Don’t commit a party foul! This month’s featured article, Performing Rights for Organizations and Associations, digs […]

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Penalties for Financial Reporting Violations

In 2018, the Florida Legislature revised a provision within the Condominium Act concerning financial reporting.  Specifically, if a condominium association fails to comply with a request from the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (the “Division”) regarding providing a unit owner with a copy of the annual financial report, the condominium association, as a […]

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Performing Rights for Organizations and Associations

So your community association has survived Hurricane Irma and completed all the repairs. In celebration of this milestone, the association decided to hold a community wide cookout with live music. The celebration was a success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Now, two weeks later, you are in receipt of a certified letter from a Performing […]

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Avoiding Defense of Selective Enforcement

A common defense raised by owners who find themselves on the wrong side of a covenant enforcement action is to allege an association’s failure to enforce the covenant at issue against all violators and instead only selectively enforcing it. The defense of selective enforcement is based upon a case decided by the Supreme Court of […]

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Who Replaces Condominium Building Windows?

Q: The windows in my condominium unit need to be replaced. My condominium association is stating that windows are my responsibility. Because the windows are part of the exterior building, doesn’t Florida law require the association to replace the windows? (S.R, via e-mail) A: The Florida Condominium Act does not specifically address whether the association […]

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Community Update – December 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at a selection of our most popular Community Update articles. From changes in law to navigating and implementing rules for your association, here are the top five most read articles from this year. For those concerned with regulating smoking in the common areas of your association, Smoking […]

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Community Update – November 2018

Recent updates to the laws and regulations governing association operations are making an impact. In this issue we aim to provide you with the necessary tools and information to move your association forward into the New Year. As of July 1, 2018, condominium associations must now maintain records of their meeting minutes forever. Our first […]

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