20 08, 2018

Local Central Florida Governments Adopt Ordinances Registering and Taxing Short Term Rentals

Amendments, Community Association, Tenant/Landlord, Uncategorized|

Communities and local municipalities appear to be losing the battle in Tallahassee against the powerful lobbying efforts of the home sharing companies over the power to control transient rentals in residential neighborhoods.

The Florida Legislature in 2011 passed Fla. Stat. §509.032(7)(b) restricting any city or county from prohibiting, or regulating the duration or frequency of short-term

13 08, 2018

AriasBosinger Selected 16th of the Orlando Sentinel’s 2018 Top 100 Best Workplaces

Press Releases|

(Orlando, Fl – August 13, 2018) Arias Bosinger, PLLC, a real estate and community association law firm, was recently selected as one of the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies. The “Top 100 Companies” program is produced by the Orlando Sentinel in partnership with Best Companies Group; an independent research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing

1 08, 2018

Community Associations Signing Assignment of Benefits May Be Giving Away the Kitchen Sink

Insurance|

If your Association has suffered a property damage loss, chances are the Association has been asked to execute an Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) by a vendor. An AOB is a document signed by a policyholder – in this case the Association – that allows a third party, such as a plumber, contractor, roofing company, or

23 07, 2018

AriasBosinger Welcomes New Attorney Jennifer M. Sinclair

Press Releases|

Arias Bosinger, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Jennifer M. Sinclair as Of Counsel to the firm.

Jennifer’s practice focuses primarily on real estate, community association law, and general corporate counsel. With more than a decade of experience representing community associations, Jennifer is well-versed in all matters of association governance, and is relied

17 07, 2018

Association Records: Who Has Space for All These Minutes?

Legislation, Official Records, Uncategorized|

With another legislative session in the books, we are taking a closer look at the new laws to analyze how they will change association life as we know it. One important change impacts the retention of meeting minutes and electronic voting records.

In the past, most association records were maintained for seven (7) years, but

9 07, 2018

Lessons from Hurricane Irma

Community Association, Insurance|

With the 2018 hurricane season already upon us, and the National Hurricane Center predicting a near or above normal year, we can look back at the lessons learned from Hurricane Irma to ensure we are prepared this season.

Insurance

Review your policies with the association’s insurance agent to ensure that the association’s properties are properly insured. Many

2 07, 2018

Attorneys of AriasBosinger Recognized as Florida Legal Elite

Press Releases|

Contacts:
Andrew P. Corty, Florida Trend Publisher
(727) 892-2638; acorty@FloridaTrend.com

Janice Sharp, Florida Trend Associate Publisher
(727) 892-2621; jsharp@FloridaTrend.com

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (June 25, 2018) – Arias Bosinger, PLLC, a leading real estate and community association law firm, announced today that Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ named 5 firm lawyers among the honorees. The entire Legal Elite report can be

25 06, 2018

2018 Community Association Legislative Update

Amendments, Legislation, Notice of Meetings, Official Records|

In this year’s legislative session, the Florida legislature passed two main community association related bills that will become law in 2018. The first, House Bill 841, provides extensive changes to the statutes governing Homeowner Associations, Condominium Associations, and Cooperative Associations. The second bill of major importance is House Bill 617, which establishes significant changes preserving

18 06, 2018

Super Lawyers – Rising Stars of 2018

Press Releases|

ORLANDO, FL. (June 18, 2018) – Sonia A. Bosinger and Purvi S. Patel, attorneys from Arias Bosinger, PLLC, have been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Florida are selected by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of

4 06, 2018

Can Community Associations Enforce Parking Restrictions on Public Streets?

Community Association, Parking|

Community association regulation of parking on privately owned streets is common in Florida. Privately owned streets are most commonly found in condominium communities or gated neighborhoods. In those communities, the association’s governing documents dictate what can and cannot be enforced with respect to parking on the streets in the community.

However, community association governing documents often