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Addressing Homeowners’ Association Residents’ Concerns Surrounding Use of Facilities & HOA Fees

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During the coronavirus pandemic, a number of homeowners’ associations (HOAs) have faced questions from residents concerning the issue of having to pay homeowners’ association fees while a number of facilities – such as the pools – have had to close due to the dangers associated with the virus. While some associations may have waived… Read More »

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When Residents & Homeowners’ Associations Clash Over Solar Panel Installation

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Florida is home to one of the largest populations of homeowners’ associations, and the main responsibility of these associations is to establish rules and regulations regarding how the community operates in order to ensure that property values stay at a certain level. As a result, there are inevitably a number of disputes that regularly… Read More »

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Florida Governor’s Order Clarifies Eviction & Foreclosure Suspension, But Does Not Apply to Commercial Tenants

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Clarifying the Florida Supreme Court’s March Administrative Order suspending the requirement for clerks to issue writs of possession, in April, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order suspending evictions and foreclosures for 45 days (from April 2) due to the coronavirus pandemic. While landlords have been sending out eviction notices at this time, they… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Enters into Coronavirus Order That Affects Commercial Landlords, Evictions, And Foreclosures

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Commercial eviction proceedings have been complicated by the coronavirus, as more and more cities and states pass emergency laws barring evictions of tenants, as well as foreclosures, in some instances, all while landlords are still expected to finance mortgages and satisfy their lenders. This includes Florida, where, in late March, the state Supreme Court… Read More »

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How Florida Homeowners’ Associations Can Safely Manage Coronavirus-related Legal Concerns

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Increasing issues associated with COVID-19, the coronavirus, have caused a number of issues in Florida to the point where Governor DeSantis had to declare a State of Emergency. At this point, there is not only an increased risk to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, but to everyone, as we know so… Read More »

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Legal Battles in Florida Over Displaying Flags in Homeowners’ Associations

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Battles over decorations between residents and homeowners’ associations is a common issue that both associations and property managers face on a regular basis here in Florida. This is one reason why you want to make sure that, as an association, you work with an experienced homeowners’ association attorney in creating association documents or amendments,… Read More »

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Proposed Legislation in Florida Would Alter Requirements for Commercial Landlords When It Comes to Emotional Support Animals

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Florida lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would affect a number of commercial landlord and tenant issues by addressing the ability for tenants to keep emotional support animals. Specifically, while it would prohibit landlords from charging more for emotional support animals, it would also allow them to ask for proof and hold a… Read More »

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Where Unpaid Homeowners’ Association Dues & Foreclosure Meet

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As Florida attorneys who provide legal representation to homeowners’ associations (HOA), while also representing those affected by a foreclosure proceeding, the issue of homeowners’ associations foreclosing on homes over unpaid fees can be a challenging one that affects more people than you realize; especially since some 30 to 40 percent of the country lives… Read More »

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Understanding CAM Charges Is Essential for Florida Commercial Landlords

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As commercial landlord and tenant attorneys who help ensure that landlords have enforceable commercial leases and experienced counsel to help with any disputes, one of the issues that we frequently assist landlords with here in Florida are common area maintenance, or “CAM” charges. These charges have a significant impact on the property’s net operating… Read More »

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Court Allows Tenant Harassed by Another Tenant to Hold Landlord Liable

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An important landlord and tenant case decided in December could have an effect on landlords around the country. The court specifically held that landlords can be held liable under the Fair Housing Act if they fail to reasonably address tenant race discrimination from other tenants. This is the first time the law has been… Read More »

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