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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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“Notice of Annual Meeting Requirement,” Naples Daily News

Q: The manager of my condominium association sent out the first notice of annual meeting and election late.  Instead of sending out the first notice 60 days in advance of the annual meeting he sent the first notice out 55 days before.  When I raised my concern he said there likely won’t be enough candidates for […]

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“How much can be charged in transfer fees?,” Naples Daily News

Q: How much can a condominium association charge to review and approve a lease application received from a proposed annual renter?  Can the same fee be charged for a seasonal renter? G.F. A: Section 718.112(2)(i) of the Condominium Act states that no transfer fee shall be made by an association or its agent (e.g. management company) in connection […]

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“Can Both Spouses Continue to Serve on the Board?,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association’s board is comprised of 8 board members, with directors serving 2-year terms.  At the 2018 Annual Meeting there were four persons who submitted their notice of intent to run for the board, including a husband and wife who jointly own one unit.  Since there was no election these four persons became […]

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“Recent Developments Concerning Director Term Limit Law,” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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“Are Signed Election Ballots Valid?” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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“Adopting Short Term Rental Restrictions,” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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“Developments Regarding New Term Limit Law,” Naples Daily News

Editor’s Note:  David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents community associations throughout Florida, with offices in Naples, Fort Myers and 10 other Florida cities.  The Firm focuses a substantial amount of its practice on condominium and homeowners association law.  Attorney Muller […]

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