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Keeping Politics Out of Your Community Association

Not surprisingly, the chatter about whether or not political signs should be permitted in private residential communities has increased as we draw closer to the elections in November. Let’s first discuss whether or not an owner in a Florida HOA has the “right” to install signs. The short answer is “no” with one exception. FL […]

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Attorney Fees with Respect to Brokerage Commissions

Q:  If I have to sue for payment of my brokerage commission, will I be paid for my attorneys’ fees? A:  In Florida, and most jurisdictions throughout the United States, the prevailing party in a lawsuit is not automatically entitled to an award of their attorneys’ fees incurred in the course of the case.

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10 Things to Know About Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law

In these uncertain times it is not unusual for boards operating pet-restricted communities to receive even more emotional support animal (ESA) requests than usual. What is unusual is the emerging trend that some people requesting these ESAs are retracting their requests when confronted with a new law in Florida which criminalizes fraudulent requests.

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Exercising with Caution | Requirements for Gym Openings in New Jersey

On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers.

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Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations

There is a lot of information on how associations can prepare for hurricanes but much less information as to what happens after the hurricane, particularly as it pertains to insurance claims. A question that managers and board members need to consider is, what is required after a hurricane to ensure compliance with your insurance policy […]

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What to Do When a Vendor Damages Association Property

Service providers often cause property damage in community associations. Imagine a furniture delivery driver in a rush to make his next appointment, clipping your community’s security gate and taking a portion of it down the road, or a garbage truck leaking hydraulic fluid on your community roadways, leaving permanent stains. What should your association do […]

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