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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part X,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations focusing on two bills that address COVID-19 pandemic legal issues. Senate Bill 72 took effect on March 29, 2021. This law was initially reported in this column on April 25, 2021. SB 72 outlines the legal process a plaintiff must follow […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part IX,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations. Today we will cover Senate Bill 1966, which addresses budget procedures for condominium and cooperative associations, as well as two other bills of interest. These laws took effect July 1, 2021. Section 718.112(d)2 of the Condominium Act has been amended to […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part VIII,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes affecting Florida community associations. Today, we will cover Senate Bill 56, which creates new requirements for association collection notices, and House Bill 463, which relates to swimming pools. Both laws took effect July 1, 2021. Senate Bill 56 amends the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718), […]

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“Transfer Fee Increase?,” Naples Daily News

Q: You previously addressed the $100 cap on the fees associations can charge when a property is sold. I heard there was a change to this statute. Can you provide an update? J.B. A: My February 16, 2020 column addressed Section 718.112(2)(i) of the Florida Condominium Act which regulates transfer fees which a condominium association […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part VI,” News-Press

This week continues our review of 2021 legislative changes to Florida’s community association statutes. Today will continue the discussion of Senate Bill 630 and its amendments to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act. These changes took effect July 1, 2021. Reserves One of the more significant changes to the laws this year was to Section 720.303(6) […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part V,” News-Press

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes, continuing the discussion of Senate Bill 630, which took effect July 1, 2021. Last week we concluded our review of the changes to Chapter 718, the Condominium Act and started the review of changes to Chapter 719, the Cooperative Act. A number of the amendments […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part IV,” News-Press

This week continues our annual review of 2021 legislative changes, continuing the discussion of Senate Bill 630, which took effect July 1, 2021. Developer Escrow Funds Section 718.202(3) of the Condominium Act has been amended to address a developer’s use of pre-closing deposits. The developer may, if the sale contract so provides, use the funds […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session Part II,” News-Press

This week continues our annual review of the legislative changes which affect community associations, and continue with the main bill, Senate Bill 630, which took effect July 1, 2021. For the first edition, see Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session, published on August 1, 2021. Transfer Approval Fees Section 718.112(2)(d)3 of the Condominium […]

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“Community Associations Affected by the 2021 Legislative Session,” News-Press

Beginning this week, this column will begin its yearly review of legislative changes affecting community associations. Today, we will start with the main bill, Senate Bill 630, which became effective July 1, 2021. Section 627.714(4), Florida Statutes: Insurance Subrogation The new law provides that if a condominium association’s insurance policy does not provide rights for […]

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“Maintenance of Structure Usually Association Responsibility,” News-Press

Q: The foundation under my condominium’s sliding glass door has heaved which prevents me from opening the doors. My condominium manager says that I am responsible for taking out the slider door frame and grinding down the foundation cement. Am I responsible? (P.D., via e-mail) A: This may be a symptom of a more significant […]

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