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“Community Association Q&A: Are Videos Official Records?,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association has installed several security cameras in the common areas, including the pool area. There was an incident between myself and another owner last week at the pool and I requested a copy of the security camera video footage. I submitted my request to the manager in writing, but the manager has […]

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“Community Association Q&A: Improper Closed Board Meeting?” Naples Daily News

Q: My entire condominium board met in a closed session to conduct an annual review for the employees. I requested the right to attend these reviews as I wanted to speak favorably on behalf of one of the employees. My request was denied. Did I have the legal right to attend? D.T. A: No. A […]

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“Community Association Q&A: Access to Minutes, Violation Letters?” Naples Daily News

Q: There are numerous parking violations and pet violations occurring in my condominium community. I don’t believe the board and manager are taking proper enforcement actions. Are owners entitled to review board meeting minutes to see what, if anything, is being done to address these ongoing violations? Am I entitled to copies of any demand […]

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“Does Sunshine Law Apply to Smaller Boards?,” Naples Daily News

Q: Please explain the “sunshine law” as it pertains to a three-member condominium board as compared to a five-member board. It seems that two directors discussing association business on a five-member board does not constitute a quorum, whereas two directors on a three-member board would. It seems that a smaller, three-member board is punished since […]

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“Can One Section Ban Rentals?,” Naples Daily News

Q: I live in a condominium and there are several disruptive annual renters. There are six different sections but only one board. Each section is governed by their own declaration of condominium. Can one section approve an amendment to their declaration banning rentals even while other sections still allow rentals? G.P. A: Your community is […]

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“Can Political Flags Be Flown?,” Naples Daily News

Q: I went on a walk in my community and saw at least 8 homes flying either Trump or Biden flags.  Is it legal to fly a political flag on a home located in a homeowners association? I.B. A: Sections 720.304(2)(a) and 720.3075(3) of the Florida Homeowners Association Act specifically permit the flying of the […]

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“New Law Impacts 55+ Communities,” Naples Daily News

Q: I heard there is a new law that impacts the registration process for “55+” communities. What are the details? R.W. A: You heard correctly. Effective July 1, 2020, Section 760.29(4) of Florida Statutes was amended to delete the requirement for “housing for older persons communities” (often called “55 and over communities”) to register with […]

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“Update on Emotional Support Animal Legislation,” Naples Daily News

Q: In a recent column you said a new law passed about “emotional support animals,” which is supposed to cut down on bogus requests.  When does this law take effect and what are the details?  M.H. A: Senate Bill 1084 did become law.  It was signed by Governor DeSantis on June 23, 2020 and became […]

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“Transition Committee and Construction Defect Claims,” Naples Daily News

Q: My new condominium will soon be turning over from the developer. I am a unit owner and have been selected to serve on the transition committee, which has been primarily tasked with determining whether the developer has any obligation to make building repairs, etc. What are some things the transition committee should be thinking […]

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