With the declaration of a national emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the COVID-19 public health emergency has created a lot of uncertainty for communities. Communities need to balance taking reasonable steps to limit exposure
Orlando, FL – Florida Community Association Journal magazine announced its fifth annual Readers’ Choice Award winners in the March 2020 issue of the magazine with an expanded section profiling notable winners for the year. Arias Bosinger, PLLC won top honors with a Diamond Award.
The Award Program was created to recognize the positive and productive
While some legislative sessions can be relatively uneventful for condominiums and homeowner associations, this year there are a number of bills that could have a significant impact on the operation and governance of these communities.
In particular, House Bill 623 – Community Associations includes a number of proposed changes that would significantly impact condominiums, cooperatives, and
Arias Bosinger, PLLC is pleased to announce Jennifer L. Davis has joined the firm. She will practice out of the firm’s Altamonte Springs office.
Jennifer’s practice is primarily in real estate, condominium, and planned development law. She has been recognized as a “rising star” by Florida Super Lawyers for her accomplishments in her practice. A recognition
The collection of consumer debts is regulated both by the federal law under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”), and state law under the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act (the “FCCPA”). The FDCPA and the FCCPA are not identical, but the FCCPA specifically acknowledges the continued applicability of the FDCPA. This means coming
As so many community associations have encountered first-hand, the Florida and Federal Fair Housing Acts (FHA) require condominium and homeowners associations to grant exceptions (or a waiver) to pet restrictions in order to allow a person with a disability to keep an animal which alleviates one or more symptoms of that disability, but would otherwise
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
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
Can Your Community’s Developer Use HOA Capital Contributions Collected at Closings to Offset the Developer’s Deficit Funding Obligation?
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
Proposed Mortgage Foreclosure Legislation May Negatively Impact Competitive Bidding at Community Association Foreclosure Sales
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