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“Do Owner Petitions Require the Board to Act?” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium is being overrun by commercial vehicles. I am trying to convince my board and fellow owners to change the documents to outlaw them. I got 15 percent of the owners to sign a petition to ban commercial vehicles. I gave the petition to the board but they won’t do anything. Aren’t they […]

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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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“Condominium Associations Should Have Written Collection Policies & Procedures,” FLCAJ Magazine

The 2021 legislative session brought some significant changes to the Condominium Act, the Cooperative Act, and the Homeowners Association Act. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2021, and many of them impacted the collections and foreclosure process for community associations. At the outset, we always recommend that community associations work with their association’s […]

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“Electric Vehicles, Coming Soon to a Parking Area Near You!,” FLCAJ Magazine

With the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E currently arriving at car dealers, and the Ford F-150 Lightning arriving next spring, as well as Toyota, Nissan, GM, Audi, and so many others car makers already producing all-electric versions of their vehicles, it seems that what used to be considered a niche for adventurous Tesla explorers may become […]

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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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“From Chicago to South Florida, Meet the Ever Impressive José Fuentes,” Gables Living

Written by Jenn Terrell José K. Fuentes’s motto is ‘Every day is a new start!’ He hits the ground running every day, literally and figuratively; Jose is a marathon runner and a very accomplished government relations professional. Born in Chicago, José moved to South Florida with his family as a child. José is of Cuban […]

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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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“The U.S. Debt Ceiling: What It Is & What Happens If Congress Doesn’t Raise It” CNET

written by Marcos Cabello The US government has never defaulted on its debts — but actions by Senate Republicans are threatening to shatter the nation’s financial track record. At the center of the congressional fight is a somewhat obscure bureaucratic mechanism: the debt limit, which is the amount of money the government is legally allowed […]

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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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