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Not My Building Not My Problem: Special Assessments, Cost of Repairs, and Who Has to Pay

Not My Building Not My Problem: Special Assessments, Cost of Repairs, and Who Has to Pay

Condominium associations exist in high concentration throughout Florida, many of which are made of a collection of … more

Posted in Building Maintenance, Condominium Association, Governing Documents, Insurance, Special Assessment
Florida’s Condominium and Structural Safety Law – 2022 Legislative Update

Florida’s Condominium and Structural Safety Law – 2022 Legislative Update

After failing to pass legislation during the 2022 regular legislative session in response to the Champlain Tower tragedy, … more

Posted in Budgets, Building Maintenance, Condominium Association, Legislation, Reserve Accounts
Community Association Liable for Negligently Installed and Maintained Bollard

Community Association Liable for Negligently Installed and Maintained Bollard

In one recent appellate court case, J.L. Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Schnurr, 2022 WL 39421 (Fla. 4th DCA, January … more

Posted in Building Maintenance, Common Elements, Community Association, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association
Significant Changes in Mortgage Underwriting Immediately Impacts Florida Condominiums

Significant Changes in Mortgage Underwriting Immediately Impacts Florida Condominiums

As a result of the Champlain Towers South collapse, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have imposed new requirements for mortgages … more

Posted in Banks and Mortgages, Building Maintenance, Condominium Association, Reserve Accounts
Individualizing the Statute of Repose Analysis

Individualizing the Statute of Repose Analysis

In a recent case, Spring Isle Community Association, Inc. v. Pulte Home Corp., et al., Case No. 5D20-1420, the Fifth … more

Posted in Building Maintenance, Condominium Association, Construction Defects, Court Decisions of Importance, Homeowners Association, Townhomes
To Insure or Not to Insure? – Determining the Association’s Insurance Obligations in Townhome Communities

To Insure or Not to Insure? – Determining the Association’s Insurance Obligations in Townhome Communities

A frequent area of concern and dispute among owners and board members of townhome communities is the scope and extent of the … more

Posted in Building Maintenance, Common Elements, Community Association, Insurance, Townhomes
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