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Legislative Update: Week 5 (February 10-14)

Below you will find a summary of legislation that moved during week five of Session. Each issue discussed has the potential to impact your municipality and organization. In the weeks ahead, we will continue to monitor these bills and others while advocating on your behalf. Ready to Sign: This week, Governor Ron DeSantis received four […]

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“Limit on Charging Transfer Fees? ,” Naples Daily News

Q: My condominium association imposes strict limitations on the rental of units.  The condominium documents include a requirement for the board to review and approve all proposed leases and tenants.  The condominium documents also permit the association to charge a fee up to the highest amount the law allows to cover the cost of the […]

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Don’t Hesitate: Update Community Association Liens Now and at the Beginning of Each Fiscal Year

This year community associations of all types saw a significant change to the law that applies to their right to secure payment for outstanding assessments through the filing of liens.  Previously, only condominium associations had a priority lien against other lien holders for only six months of assessments prior to the recording of their lien.  […]

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CALL Alert: SB 802/HB 733 MRTA & Housing Discrimination

One of the most important and valuable aspects of a property owner’s rights is the ability to market and sell their property, and to do so free from the fear of “hidden” or outdated restrictions or claims which may have previously burdened their property. But, what to do when a person raises a claim of […]

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Becker’s Washington Weekly: Week of February 10, 2020

THE HOUSE The House is back in session this evening. Following the release of House Democrats’ infrastructure plan last week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) is expressing cautious optimism of reaching a principle agreement on the proposal with the Trump Administration following a conversation with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin last week. Chairman […]

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“Noisy Air Conditioner Generates Complaints,” News-Press

Q: Two owners in my condominium building had their air conditioner  units moved to the roof of the building. Is this allowed? The association has not had the units moved back. Don’t we need to vote to change our common elements? (E.H., via e-mail) A: Changes to the common elements which appreciably change the appearance or […]

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New Jersey Promotions – Stepping Up

We are thrilled to announce those who have recently “stepped up” from our New Jersey office! Congratulations to Community Association attorney Martin Cabalar on his promotion to Shareholder, as well as to Business Litigation Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero, who in addition to his legal practice, also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Firm’s New […]

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Why Brokers Should Consider a Land Use Attorney

As brokers, you are constantly looking at ways to maximize value for your clients. Whether you represent sellers or buyers, you may be missing out on huge opportunities by not engaging in land use due diligence. Many of you are familiar with real estate due diligence, on title work, deeds and insurance, but you have […]

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Certificates of Insurance: Do They Matter?

All too often after a lawsuit is filed our clients come to us and say, “We required the contractor to name the association as an additional insured and obtained proof of insurance by requiring them to submit a certificate of insurance,” why then are we not covered by the contractor’s policy? The truth is, a […]

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