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 […]
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It’s Easier to Ask Forgiveness Than It Is To Get Permission is a quote from the late Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who was a U.S. Naval officer. While Admiral Hopper’s quote is frequently used to mean do the right thing within the bureaucracy of a large organization, whether or not those in charge know it […]
Joining an HOA? All of the downright dreadful things you need know if you’re buying a property governed by a homeowners association. Do your research before buying. Contact Ferrer Law Group.
Miami-Dade State Attorney announced the arrest of the Hammocks Community Association President after an investigation revealed she diverted over $100,000 for personal use. Contact Ferrer Law Group if you suspect this is happening in your HOA.
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 […]
A homeowners association in Jacksonville, Florida threatened a nurse with up to $1,000 in fines for parking a recreational vehicle meant for quarantine in her driveway.
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