Category: HOA Law

Getting “Slapped” with a SLAPP Suit?

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 […]

It’s Time to Vote

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…

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

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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