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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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“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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“Can Pool Remain Closed?,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association board voted to close the swimming pool in late March due to the COVID-19 threat. A few days later Governor DeSantis signed the “Stay at Home” Order and specifically defined “swimming” as an essential activity. Does this mean that my condominium’s swimming pool closure is overturned by the Governor’s Order? R.W. […]

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“Limit on Charging Transfer Fees? ,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association imposes strict limitations on the rental of units.  The condominium documents include a requirement for the board to review and approve all proposed leases and tenants.  The condominium documents also permit the association to charge a fee up to the highest amount the law allows to cover the cost of the […]

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“Are no pet restrictions enforceable?,” Naples Daily News

Q: I live in a condominium that does not allow pets of any kind, and never has allowed them.  One of the reasons I purchased a unit in this condominium is because I don’t like pets and I don’t want to be around them.  Last year my condo board allowed a new owner, who is […]

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“Should Extra Ballots be Counted?,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association recently held its annual meeting and the election was quite close.  Only one vote separated the candidates for the last open director position.  The candidate that lost the election by one vote requested to review all the election materials, including the ballots.  He determined that three election ballots, all with votes […]

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“Can a Recalled Director Run Again?,” Naples Daily News

Q: I am an owner, living in a community with a homeowners’ association. I would like to know if a member of the board of directors who has been “recalled” (removed by a member vote) can run again for the board.  Our membership, following all the proper procedures outlined in Florida Statutes relating to the […]

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