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Absentee Owners and Unoccupied Condominium Units

In condominium associations throughout the state, it is common for there to be seasonal unit owners who leave their units unoccupied during portions of the year. For associations faced with periodically unoccupied units in multifamily condominium buildings, there are distinct legal issues worth considering in advance of problems arising.

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My Association is Responsible for What?!? The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Contractual Indemnity

“Indemnity” is a legal term of art which stands for the right of a party to claim reimbursement for its loss, damage, or liability from another party who has such a duty. Ordinarily, the duty to indemnify arises through express contractual agreement. The 2014 adoption of section 468.4334, Florida Statutes, has brought a spotlight to […]

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What Associations Need to Know About Homestead

Article X, Section 4 of Florida’s Constitution protects homestead property from many kinds of forced sales. However, since foreclosures of homestead properties for unpaid association assessment debts and for unpaid mortgage debts occur routinely, it is easy to see how many homeowners’ associations and condominium associations are lulled into thinking that constitutional homestead property protections […]

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MURKY WATERS: Updated COVID-19 Pool Regulations in New Jersey

On June 9th, 2020 Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 153 (the “Order”), laying out certain requirements for outdoor pool openings. Pursuant to the Order, pool facilities were required to comply with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) and certain guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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