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Legal Updates

Q & A

If permission is granted by one Board member, is the Association legally stopped from enforcing its governing documents? In Curci Village Condominium Association, Inc. v. Santa Maria, 14 So. 3d 1175 (Fla. 4th DCA, June 17, 2009), an Owner in a homeowners association verbally asked the

Statutory vs. Non-Statutory Reserves

A recent amendment to Florida Statute Section 720.303(6), which became effective on July 1, 2010, clarifies reserve requirements for mandatory homeowners association which are governed under Chapter 720 Florida Statutes. This Statute, as amended, now distinguishes between "statutory reserves" and other types of “voluntary” or

Mortgage Foreclosure Delays

During the 2009 Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature proposed several bills, including one that was intended to require lenders to conclude a foreclosure action within one (1) year after the filing of the complaint, or be held responsible for all assessments due to the Association

Florida’s New Definition of Misconduct for Unemployment Insurance Compensation Purposes – A Change for the Better

Effective July 1, 2011, the Florida Legislature enacted amendments to Chapter 443 of the Florida Statutes governing unemployment compensation benefits and taxes.  Prior to the July 1, 2011 amendment, many employers complained about an employee being able to receive unemployment benefits even though the employee