Is It Possible to Disband My COA?

Condominium associations (COAs) are organizations that are responsible for managing and maintaining common elements and amenities in residential communities. While COAs can provide many benefits to unit owners, they can also be burdensome and restrictive. In some cases, unit owners may want to disband their COA altogether. A condominium association (COA) is a non-profit organization […]

Can You Recover Legal Fees If You Sue Your HOA?

Homeowner associations (HOAs) are organizations that oversee and manage common areas and amenities in residential communities. HOAs are governed by a set of rules and regulations, known as covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). These rules can cover a wide range of topics, such as landscaping, maintenance, and noise levels. While HOAs can provide valuable services […]

Common Elements Maintenance: What to Expect in Florida

When you purchase a condominium in Florida, you are not just buying a unit in a building, you are also buying an ownership interest in the common areas of the building and the surrounding property. This includes the hallways, elevators, parking lot, landscaping, and other amenities. As a condo owner, you are responsible for paying […]

Failure to Repair: Holding Your HOA Responsible

Under the binding documents of the HOA, often referred to as the declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), specific common areas that the HOA must avoid a failure to repair are outlined. Generally, this covers areas utilized by all homeowners, including: What Actions to Take if HOA Neglects Repairs? When an HOA neglects repairs, […]

Legal Options Against HOA Decisions

John, a resident of a duplex governed by a homeowner’s association (HOA), finds himself agitated due to a new regulation instated by the HOA board. To curb noise and mess, the board has limited the number of pets to one per household. John, who is a proud owner of two cherished dogs, is left disappointed […]

Understanding The HOA & COA Election Process

Homeowners Associations (HOA) and Condominium Owners Associations (COA) play significant roles in the world of real estate and property management. An integral part of their existence is the election process, a key event that defines the governing body’s structure and subsequent operations. Living under HOA or COA governance means you have a say in shaping […]

Florida Condo Roof Leaks: Who’s Responsible?

You’re sitting in your Florida condo, when suddenly a drip from the ceiling interrupts your peace. Upon investigating, you discover a roof leak. What do you do next? Who should you call? More importantly, who bears the responsibility of fixing Florida condo roof leaks?  Understanding Condo Law and Responsibilities The Florida Condominium Act (FCA) governs […]

Top 5 Concerns that Homeowners Have About Their HOAs

Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) play a vital role in maintaining neighborhoods and communities across the United States, including the vibrant state of Florida. Owning a home in a Homeowners Association (HOA) can offer numerous benefits, from ensuring property values to providing a cohesive community atmosphere. These organizations are responsible for enforcing community rules, managing common areas, […]

Can an HOA Force Foreclosure?

An Homeowner’s Association or HOA, is defined by Florida law as follows: “…a Florida corporation responsible for the operation of a community or a mobile home subdivision in which the voting membership is made up of parcel owners or their agents, or a combination thereof, and in which membership is a mandatory condition of parcel […]

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