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Community Law Newsletter

Legislative Changes to Assessment Notices and Collections Procedures for Florida Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners Associations

PRINT ARTICLE By:  Christopher J. Shields, Esq. and Vanessa Fernandez, Esq. On June 16, 2021, Governor DeSantis approved the final version of Senate Bill 56: Community Association Assessment Notices (“SB 56”).[1] Accordingly, the changes provided therein will become effective on July 1, 2021. All Florida condominium associations,

Impact of Recent COVID-19 Executive Orders on Florida Condos & HOAs

PRINT ARTICLE By: Vanessa Fernandez, Esq. -and-Christopher J. Shields, Esq., Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Real Estate Law andCondominium and Planned Development Law Executive Order 21-81:        On April 2, 2021 Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-81 which dealt with vaccination documentation to be effective

Low-E Windows Are Literally (And Figuratively) Green And Likely A Material Alteration of the Condominium

PRINT ARTICLE By: Christopher L. Pope, Esq., Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Construction Law and Condominium and Planned Development Law Most condominium Declarations require the unit owners to maintain, repair, and replace the windows to their unit (except when damage is caused by

Five Common Problems with Condominium Documents that Leave Condominium Associations and their Members Exposed

PRINT ARTICLE By:  Christopher L. Pope, Esq., Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Construction Law and Condominium and Planned Development Law The governing documents of condominium associations, which include the Declaration of Condominium, the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws, and any Rules and Regulations, are