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“Rules are Official Records,” News-Press

Q: My condominium has a restriction against parking pick-up trucks on the community property. Where can I get the most current copy of my condominium’s policies? (S.B., via e-mail)A: Section 718.111(12) of the Florida Condominium Act requires an association to permanently maintain from the inception of the association, certain official records, including the declaration of […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part V,” News-Press

Q: What are an association’s options if someone refuses to comply with our rules and protocols regarding COVID-19? A: Based on my experience, neither law enforcement nor other governmental agencies are going to get involved with rules of an association which are beyond the bare minimum requirements of law. At the risk of stating the […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part IV,” News-Press

Q: Does our condominium association qualify for any federal aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic? A: This is one of the many issues where there is no clear answer and I hear diametrically opposed opinions from people whom I consider to be well-versed in legal matters pertaining to community associations. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations – Part II,” News-Press

On March 9, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, declared a state of emergency in response to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida. On March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump, declared a national emergency. Numerous units of state and local government around the nation have enacted similar proclamations and have implemented a variety of different […]

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“COVID-19 Presents Unique Questions for Associations,” News-Press

The World Health Organization has declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. States of emergency have been declared at the federal, state and many local levels. Not surprisingly, we are being asked what steps associations can and can’t (and should and shouldn’t) take. All of the association statutes in Florida contain an “emergency powers” provision that gives […]

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