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“Use of Easements Limited by Intent,” News-Press

Q: My homeowners’ association has maintenance access easements over certain areas across the lots adjacent to a pond. Does this mean that all homeowners’ association owners/members are allowed to walk over these access easements to access the pond? (D.P., via e-mail) A: It depends upon the language of the grant of easement itself, which will […]

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“Association May Have Options to Address Speeding,” News-Press

Q: What steps can my homeowners’ association take to control speeding on our community’s roads? (A.G., via e-mail) A: A number of issues are at play here. For example, what speed measuring devices are being used, if any, what enforcement measures does the association have, how are the association’s roadways classified, and who has easement […]

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“Homeowners’ Association Documents Should Discuss Amendment,” News-Press

Q: My homeowners’ association is considering amendments to its governing documents. A question has come up concerning what membership vote is required to amend the documents. Can you please advise? (G.R., via e-mail) A: There is no one size fits all answer concerning what vote is required to amend a homeowners’ association’s governing documents. The […]

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“Board Members Cannot Vote by Proxy,” News-Press

Q: My condominium association has been questioning when owners and board members can vote by proxy and the differences between a general and limited proxy. Can you explain when proxies can and should be used by either board members or unit owners when voting? (G.R., via e-mail) A: The short answer to your question is […]

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“Boards of Directors Can Hold Closed Meetings for Certain Purposes,” News-Press

Q: When can a condominium board of directors hold a meeting which is closed to the owners? (P.C., via e-mail)A: Pursuant to Section 718.112(2)(c) of the Florida Condominium Act, meetings of the board of administration at which a quorum of the board members is present must be properly noticed and open to all unit owners. […]

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