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Association Collections and Bankruptcy – Info for Board Members

One of the biggest issues facing associations is the ability to collect from delinquent owners who have filed bankruptcy.   It is critical an association has an attorney experienced in creditor bankruptcy law in order to avoid waiving the right to collect those assessments from the delinquent owners, which often is thousands of dollars.  Below is… Read More Association Collections and Bankruptcy – Info for Board Members

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Fighting Over Your Lawn and the Florida Friendly Landscaping Statute

We frequently hear about disputes with homeowners who are fighting with their association (“HOA”) over their right to Florida-Friendly Landscaping (“FFL”).  For those of you who are going “what?,” several years ago Florida passed several laws to help conserve water and reduce the amount of chemicals applied to landscaping as an initiative to save our… Read More Fighting Over Your Lawn and the Florida Friendly Landscaping Statute

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2018 Legislative Update – Chapter 718 The Condominium Act

Here are the 2018 Legislative Updates to the Condominium Act, Chapter 718, with my comments in bold italics: FS 718.303(3)(b), which is the statute authorizing fines and suspensions for violations, has been revised to mirror Chapter 720, the Homeowner Association Act, and provides a fine cannot be imposed unless the unit owner is given at… Read More 2018 Legislative Update – Chapter 718 The Condominium Act