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

30 09, 2019

Should Our HOA Implement a Social Media Policy?

Community Association, Condominium Association, Homeowners Association, Rules and Regulations, Social Media / Communication|

Benefits of social media in the community association context are numerous, not the least of which are speed and reach. Various online platforms enable communities to instantly deliver information to potentially hundreds or thousands of their residents who are regularly glued to their screens. As a result, however, many communities approach the use of social

16 09, 2019

Florida Appellate Court Muddles FAR/BAR’s Finance Contingency Putting Escrow Deposits at Risk

Contracts, Court Decisions of Importance, Real Estate Law|

In Florida, most residential real estate transactions utilize the form FAR/BAR Residential Contract for Purchase and Sale (“FAR/BAR Contract”). With over five million residential closings in Florida each year, the terms of the FAR/BAR contract impacts millions of transactions. Recently, the Fourth District Court of Appeals, in Florida Inv. Group 100, LLC v. Lafont, Case

4 09, 2019

Who’s on First? Condominium Unit Owner Joint and Several Liability for Delinquent Assessments After Foreclosure

Assessment Collection, Condominium Association, Court Decisions of Importance, Foreclosure, Homeowners Association, Legislation|

The First District Court of Appeal decision in Coastal Creek Condominium Association, Inc. v Fla Trust Services, LLC, Case No. 1D18-1457 (Fla. 1st DCA, July 16, 2019) addressed whether a current condominium unit owner is jointly and severally liable for delinquent assessments accruing during the ownership of a remote owner.  Having found that the joint

29 08, 2019

Frank J. Lacquaniti Promoted to Partner

Press Releases|

Orlando, FL. (August 29, 2019) –

Arias Bosinger, PLLC, a top real estate law firm serving clients across the Central Florida, is pleased to announce that Frank J. Lacquaniti has been promoted to partner, effective immediately.

Frank’s practice encompasses multiple areas of community association law, real estate, civil litigation and corporate law. He is a Florida Bar

19 08, 2019

New Florida Law Aims to Change the ABCs of AOBs

Insurance, Legislation|

 

Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed an Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) reform bill aimed at protecting Florida consumers from predatory insurance practices. The new law, which took effect on July 1, 2019, is memorialized by the addition of two (2) entirely new sections to Chapter 627 of the Florida Statutes. The new law addresses abuse of