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16 01, 2020

Arias Bosinger, PLLC – One of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S.

Press Releases|

AriasBosinger, a distinguished Central Florida real estate law firm, ranked #25 on the 500 Fastest Growing Law Firms list, with 187% growth in three years.

Orlando, Fla., January 21, 2020 – Arias Bosinger, PLLC is a full-service real estate law firm that operates in a number of cities throughout Central Florida. Over the years, it has gained a reputation

15 01, 2020

To Be or Not To Be … Admitted? That is the Question

Court Decisions of Importance, Litigation/Evidence|

The Florida Supreme Court recently announced that Florida courts would utilize the Daubert standard when evaluating the admissibility of expert testimony, instead of the Frye standard, which was set forth in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923). With this change, Florida courts will join the federal courts and a majority of

30 12, 2019

Can Your Community’s Developer Use HOA Capital Contributions Collected at Closings to Offset the Developer’s Deficit Funding Obligation?

Capital Contributions, Community Association, Deficit Funding, Governing Documents, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

Many communities impose a capital contribution (sometimes called an initiation fee) on new owners. This is a one-time, nonrefundable fee paid by the buyer at closing. These fees usually go into a special account used to fund capital improvements and repairs in the community. Both Fla. Stat. §720.308(6) and §720.308(4)(b), prohibit a developer from using

17 12, 2019

Proposed Mortgage Foreclosure Legislation May Negatively Impact Competitive Bidding at Community Association Foreclosure Sales

Assessment Collection, Banks and Mortgages, Community Association, Condominium Association, Foreclosure, Homeowners Association, Legislation, Tenant/Landlord|

In today’s lien foreclosure market, most community associations benefit from competitive bidding at their lien foreclosure sale. Since the great recession a cottage industry sprouted of investors competitively bidding at these sales.  Investors then renovate the properties and rent them until the mortgagee completes its own foreclosure action. This is generally a win/win situation as

3 12, 2019

Is Your Association’s Website Exposing Your Community to Liability for ADA or FHA Violations?

ADA Compliance, Community Association, Condominium Association, Fair Housing Act Issues, Homeowners Association, Legislation, Social Media / Communication, Website Matters|

Let’s face it, we do almost everything online – from shopping to paying bills. Following that trend, many community associations also conduct a lot of activity through a website, including; paying assessments, advertising sales or rentals, or posting documents, notices, minutes, and social calendars for members to easily access. In fact, the Florida legislature passed

15 11, 2019

Your Tenant’s Water Leak Damaged My Unit – Now Pay Up – 4th DCA Says Otherwise

Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Insurance, Tenant/Landlord|

In Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Loftus, 276 So. 3d 849 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019) the Court held Section 718.111(11)(j), Florida Statutes, does not provide a private cause of action against condominium unit owners for the alleged negligence of the unit’s tenants. The decision underscores the complicated nature of Section 718.111(11), Florida Statutes,

2 11, 2019

Florida Legislature Provides “Re-Leaf” from Local Government Regulation

Insurance, Legislation|

Residents in Florida are no stranger to the potential hazards posed by dead, dying, diseased, and overgrown trees. In an effort to make the maintenance and removal of such trees easier for residential property owners, Florida passed into law Florida Statute §163.045 (the “Statute”). The Statute limits the ability of local governments to regulate maintenance,

15 10, 2019

New FHA Guidelines Aim to Increase Access To Condo Mortgages

Banks and Mortgages, Condominium Association, Fair Housing Act Issues|

Condominium sales will play a more significant role in the mortgage origination market in the next few years. The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) estimates 40% of the nation’s 27 million community association households are condominiums, accounting for approximately 10% of the nation’s housing stock. However, currently condominium unit mortgages account for fewer than 2%

7 10, 2019

AriasBosinger Welcomes Attorney Rachel I. Pringle

Press Releases|

Arias Bosinger, PLLC is pleased to announce Rachel I. Pringle has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Melbourne office.

Rachel’s practice is primarily in real estate, land use, zoning & environmental, and administrative & regulatory law. Her practice with the firm will focus on representing community associations.

She began her career in environmental

3 10, 2019

Arias Bosinger, PLLC Announces New Office in Tampa, Florida

Press Releases|

Tampa, Fl, October 2, 2019 – Arias Bosinger, PLLC, a state leader in real estate and community association legal services, announces the opening of a new office available for consultations in Tampa, FL.

Through its office in Tampa, AriasBosinger will have the ability to satisfy the needs of the region. As a leader in the industry, AriasBosinger