Is there a water leak in your condo that has caused damage to your unit and you want to know who is responsible to pay for the repairs? The first priority is to determine the source of the water intrusion. Next, what was damaged by the water is important for a variety of reasons, which […]
Category: Condo Law
Are you getting “slapped” with a SLAPP Suit? To start, a “S.L.A.P.P.” suit refers to “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” and both the Florida Condominium Act and HOA Act have prohibitions against these types of lawsuits. But what does prohibitions against these types of suits really mean? In short, a “SLAPP” suit in the context […]
Can I Stop Paying My Maintenance Fees During The COVID Pandemic seems to be a growing theme from property owners to stop paying their maintenance fees because certain common area amenities, (like the pool, gym and/or clubhouse), are closed. This is not correct! The expenses for these items were set before the COVID pandemic started […]
The consequences of faking the need for an emotional support animal have recently been increased by the Florida Legislature. While 2020 has brought many of us a great deal of emotional stress, the Florida lawmakers have made changes to the law regarding an emotional support animal (ESA). Effective July 1, 2020, we find ourselves watching […]
It’s time to vote when most community associations hold their annual meeting and elect Directors for the Board. Here are some tips for both Condo and HOA. For a Condo: The meeting must be held on the date in the bylaws and the meeting is of the unit owners not of the Board. A quorum […]
Fireworks can be fun but a new law (Florida Statute s.791.08) recently went into effect that limits the use of fireworks to only on the following holidays: • New Year’s Day (January 1st) • Independence Day (July 4th) • New Year’s Eve (December 31st) The statute prohibits a homeowners’ association board of directors from instituting […]
Homeowners Can Display Flags. With the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching I recently learned that a family member’s HOA prohibits the display of the American Flag. This is a violation of Florida Statute s.720.304(2)(a) which permits the display of one portable, removable United States flag or official flag of the State of Florida in […]
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Cristina Trabada said she and her family were on vacation when neighbors started bombarding them with calls and messages that her car had been booted in her own driveway. WPLG Local 10 News.
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