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Is It a Limited Common Element?

Most condominium unit owners may think that limited common elements are those areas outside the condominium unit that are part of the common elements, but which are used only by a specific unit owner.  However, the Florida Condominium Act defines “limited common elements” as “those common elements which are reserved for the use of a […]

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An Association’s Obligation Regarding Neighbor Versus Neighbor Disputes

Community Associations have an obligation to enforce their governing documents. However, that obligation does not extend to policing, mediating, or resolving disputes between owners, without a corresponding covenant violation. Associations have an obligation to all owners of the community to do what is in the best interest of all owners, not just the select one […]

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Regarding Executive Order 192 – Requirements for Association’s In-Person Workforce

On October 28th, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 192 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity in the State must follow if they require or permit the workforce to be physically present at a worksite. These requirements are intended to aid the protection of employees, residents, and […]

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Can Community Association Members Record Board Meetings?

Various states provide a statutory right for members within a Community Association to audio or video record an open meeting of the board, subject to reasonable board regulations. However, in New Jersey, the law neither prohibits nor affirmatively permits owners to record board meetings. It is therefore up to a particular board to determine whether […]

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Closings During COVID-19: How RON Has Forever Changed The Real Estate Industry

Just months prior to the pandemic, the title and legal industry made some tremendous strides toward virtual closings. Florida’s remote online notarization (“RON”) law, passed in July 2019, went into effect January 1, 2020. Normally, new technology takes time to implement; however,  lockdown/quarantine requirements allowed Becker and Becker Title to accelerate adoption and implementation of […]

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Time’s Up: Florida’s Ban on Evicting Delinquent Tenants Has Lapsed

Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 on March 9, 2020, and declared a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida. In addition, Gov. DeSantis entered Executive Order 20-94 on April 2, 2019. Per the Order, the Governor barred evictions and halted the capacity […]

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