2021 Legislative Changes to Florida’s Community Association Laws Part I: New Laws Affecting the Collection of Assessments and E-Mail Notice Requirements For Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowners’ Associations

By Hans C. Wahl June 23, 2021 Posted in Community Association Law

On June 18th, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that made substantial changes to community association laws, which affect homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives. The requirements of these new laws become effective on July 1st, 2021. Part I of this four part blog series focuses […]

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The Pooled and Component Methods of Reserve Funding for Community Associations

By Hans C. Wahl May 18, 2021 Posted in Community Association Law

Florida law requires reserve funding for certain community association common elements. Condominium associations are required to fund reserve accounts for roof replacement, building painting, pavement resurfacing and any other item that has a maintenance expense or replacement cost exceeding $10,000. Fla. Stat. § 718.112(2)(f). Homeowners’ associations are required to fund […]

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The Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities of Condominium Associations and Unit Owners When Damage Occurs

By Hans C. Wahl May 4, 2021 Posted in Community Association Law

Determining which entity is responsible for the cost of repair, replacement, and reconstruction when condominium property is damaged can be confusing.  Unit owners and condominium association leadership (board members and managers) often disagree about who is responsible for the expense after damage occurs.   The answer depends upon many factors. Florida […]

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Condominium Board Recalls in Florida

By Christopher M. Cobb April 8, 2021 Posted in Community Association Law

Condominium elections occur each year. For the most part, these elections are run properly and without incident.  However, from time to time a condominium election will result in the election of a candidate that may not serve the community properly or in the association’s best interests. What option do you […]

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