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Other 2018 Legislation Affecting Community Associations– A Continuing Series

posted by posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, June 11, 2018

In addition to House Bill 841, containing this year’s community association legislation, as discussed in prior articles, there are several other pieces of legislation that have made their way through the 2018 Florida legislative session and are now signed into law by Governor Scott that affect, or are of interest to, community associations. 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. 

Property Insurance Claim Denied? Try, Try Again

posted by B. Michael Clark Jr. and Susan C. Odess, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 2018

By now, community associations, business owners and homeowners who filed a claim relating to Hurricane Irma damage should have heard back from their insurer as to whether their claim was denied, determined to be under the deductible or fully covered. Read more 

Palm Beach County Water Utilities District (PBCWUD) to Flush Lines with Chlorine Beginning July 8, 2018

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, June 26, 2018

Where does your community get it’s water? If it’s from Palm Beach County Water Utilities District (PBCWUD) please read the notice regarding their plan to flush eastern lines with Chlorine beginning July 8, 2018 through July 29, 2018. Read more 

Term Limits in Bylaws Trump Statute 

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 10, 2018
The 2018 “term limit” provision will (unless repealed) apply to all condominium associations. However, the Florida Condominium Act in certain instances permits bylaws to be more restrictive than the statute.  Read more

Garage Sale or Thrift Shop in Disguise? Doesn’t Matter. Your Homeowners Association Can do Something About it

posted by Sara K. Wilson, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 19, 2018

This time of year a lot of people are cleaning out their closets, gathering up unused household items, and having garage sales. It is also the time when many communities are having community-wide garage sales. Read more

Community Associations Should Make Effective Use of Social Media

posted by Gary M. Mars, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, June 13, 2018

There is no doubt that the use of social media can save community associations time and money with some of their communications and outreach efforts aimed at their owners and residents. Read more

Who “Declares” What Alterations Are Made?

posted by Lauren B. Feffer, Shareholder, Rosenbaum PLLC, June 28, 2018

Can a Board of Directors vote on material alterations to a condominium building without a member vote? You may be surprised by the answer. Section 718.113(2)(a), Florida Statutes, contains a well-known restriction on “material alterations” to the common elements of a condominium building. Read more


Is a First Mortgagee’s “Safe Harbor” Obligations Expanded?

posted by posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, June 25, 2018
Generally speaking, as a result of sections 720.3085 and 718.116, Florida Statutes, lenders who acquire property as a result of their own foreclosure of their first mortgage against their borrower only owe the association the lesser of 12 months back assessments or 1% of the initial mortgage, whichever is less. This is referred to as the lender’s “safe harbor” obligation. Read more

Deadline looms for older Florida High-Rises to Install Engineered Life Safety Systems!

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, June 27, 2018

​​The Florida Fire Protection Code, Section of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 requires existing (pre-1992) “high-rise” buildings which are not otherwise exempt to be protected either by an automatic sprinklers system or by an Engineered Life Safety System before December 31, 2019. Read more

Can or Should Community Associations Impose Firearm Regulations through Governing Documents

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, June 19, 2018
​The recent senseless slaughter of school children in Parkland, Florida has fueled and reignited the long-simmering debate about gun control in our society. Community associations are not immune to violent tragedies, including gun deaths. ​Read more
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July's Tips

Shane's Spot: ​Save your water!
We are now in summer, the rainy season. To save money and avoid over watering your plants, you can buy an inexpensive rain shut off device. This device works by overriding an irrigation system when it rain, saving your plants and your money. Insects and lawn pests may be causing problems to your garden during the summer, so make sure to identify the areas affected and the culprit to address the problem. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Shane HumblePresident

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