Tag Archives: Florida

Critically important Florida Foreclosure Ruling Finally Gives Condos and HOAs Weapon Against Banks

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An incredibly important judicial ruling this week out of the Fifth District in Florida.  If you’re in a Florida shared ownership community, you need to know about this one. I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, since some of my … Continue reading

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Aggressive collections strategy–promises and results

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A few months ago, Florida passed new laws that give our condominiums the power to restrict non-paying owners (and their guests and tenants) from using the common elements of the property.  This includes facilities like pools, exercise rooms and other … Continue reading

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Astroturf and xeriscaping–part of the solution or the problem?


Several weeks ago, Daniel Vasquez of the Sun-Sentinel wrote an article about Lesia DeFelice, a homeowner in an HOA in South Florida who replaced her lawn with Astroturf.  DeFelice argues that the turf is a necessary adjunct of xeriscaping, a … Continue reading

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Meeting Notice Requirements for FL SOC Boards–A Great Reference Chart

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Lisa Magill of the Condo/HOA Law Blog has written an excellent summary of Florida’s condo and HOA notice requirements–this is a great article to have linked in your favorites for future reference.

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