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To Fine Or Not To Fine, That Is The Question?

posted by Steven R. Braten, Shareholder, Rosenbaum PLLC, July 23, 2018

Our community association clients often ask whether fining an owner for violating the governing documents of the association “is worth the effort?” We respond, “Well, that depends." Read More 

Industry News and Articles

Keep in mind that some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations. 

Putting the Puzzle Together Regarding Insurance Coverage and Exclusions

posted by Hugo Alvarez, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 25, 2018

In those pages and pages of insurance documents detailing your available insurance coverage you’ll also find exclusions explaining what is not covered in your insurance policy. There might, however, be some exceptions to those exclusions that should keep the claim from being excluded under the policy.  Read more 

Guess Who's Coming to Speak? Florida condominium owners have statutory right to invite a candidate for public office or a public officer to speak in common areas

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, July 9, 2018
With the midterm elections right around the corner in what can only be described as a politically charged environment, what would you say if a member of your condominium association wanted to invite a political candidate to speak in your community? Read more 

HOA Governing Documents Explained 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 1, 2018

According to Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act, the “governing documents” of the community include the declaration of covenants, the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, and the rules and regulations. Read more

The Need To Take Action Consistent With The Declaration And The Need To Keep Accurate Records 

posted by posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, July 25, 2018

A necessary duty of Florida’s community associations is to levy and collect assessments to ensure the upkeep of the community. In a perfect world, all owners would timely pay their assessments. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Read more

Who is Responsible for Electrical Wiring and Plumbing Repairs?

posted by David G. Muller, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 25, 2018

Disputes over maintenance, repair and replacement responsibilities are common in community associations and a well drafted declaration or amendment to the declaration can help prevent disputes over who (owner or association) is responsible for a specific item of maintenance. Read more

Board Must Allow Renewable Energy Devices 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 29, 2018

Under Section 163.04 of the Florida Statutes, homeowners’ association declarations may not prohibit owners from installing certain renewable energy devices on buildings located on lots or parcels that are subject to the declaration. Read more


Use of Consumer Reports In Determining Approval For Sales And Leases – Is Your Association In Compliance?

posted by posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, July 20, 2018
Generally speaking, boards of community associations would like to be reasonably certain that potential owners, renters and other occupants have the financial capability to meet their financial obligations. Also of concern are potential purchasers’ and tenants’ criminal backgrounds, if any.  Read more

What Did You Say?

posted by Rosa M. De La Camara, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 25, 2018

In the community association world, it is fundamental for board members, managers and decision-makers to have good communication skills in order to succeed. Such skills are important in any business, but in community associations where membership and dues are mandatory, good communication is critically important. Read more

Tenants Have Right To Use Common Property 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 22, 2018

Section 718.016(4) of the Florida Condominium Act states that a tenant leasing a unit has the right to use all association property and common elements that are otherwise generally available for use by unit owners, unless the tenant has waived this right in writing. ​Read more​
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August Tips

Shane's Spot: ​Soil Solarization!

Summer is reaching it's end, yet the hottest days are approaching. You'll want to make sure your irrigation rain sensors are on and activated to prevent using an excess amount of water, potentially resulting in fungus. This is a great month for soil solarization. Soil solarization is using a sheet of plastic to cover the soil surface of your vegetable garden, allowing the soil temperature to reach temperatures that will kill pests and weeds. 

As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

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