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

1 06, 2018

Sonia A. Bosinger and Carlos R. Arias Certified by The Florida Bar as Experts in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law

Press Releases|

“Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.”

ORLANDO, FL –  Effective June 1, 2018, Sonia A. Bosinger and Carlos R. Arias, founding partners of Arias Bosinger, PLLC, will be among the inaugural class of attorneys who achieved board certification in Condominium and Planned Land Development Law by The Florida Bar.

Board certification is the highest level of recognition

15 05, 2018

Orange County Mandatory Residential Foreclosure Mediation Extended to Include HOA and Condominium Foreclosures

Community Association, Foreclosure|

At the peak of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, Orange County implemented a mediation administrative order applicable to mortgage foreclosures. The mediation program was set up through the Orange County Bar Association – a not for profit organization that is capable of effectively managing a large number of mediation referrals. The program was designed to promote

1 05, 2018

Actual Cash Value vs. Replacement Cost Value: Making Sense of Home Insurance Policies’ Alphabet Soup

Insurance|

Florida homeowners and community associations have two main options when it comes to insuring their homes and their belongings. Homeowners can elect to insure their property for Actual Cash Value (“ACV”) or Replacement Cost Value (“RCV”). While both ACV and RCV insure your property and belongings, they provide for different recoveries to homeowners and community

20 04, 2018

Revisiting “Florida’s Billion Dollar Stucco Problem”

Construction Defects|

Florida is an ideal place to buy real estate. With a wide variety of home types and a lack of new buildings, demand is high for new construction.  That demand, just as occurred in the run up to the great recession, puts pressure on home builders to meet tight timeframes to construct and sell housing