The Law for Homeowners Associations – Association Emergency Powers

720.316 Association emergency powers.  (1)To the extent allowed by law, unless specifically prohibited by the declaration or other recorded governing documents, and consistent with s. 617.0830, the board of directors, in response to damage caused by an event for which a state of emergency is declared pursuant to s. 252.36 in the area encompassed by […]

The Law for Condominiums – Association Emergency Powers

718.1265 Association emergency powers.  (1)To the extent allowed by law and unless specifically prohibited by the declaration of condominium, the articles, or the bylaws of an association, and consistent with the provisions of s. 617.0830, the board of administration, in response to damage caused by an event for which a state of emergency is declared […]

2023 Revisions to the law of 2022 due the Surfside Collapse:

● Milestone inspections are needed for residential communities including mixed-use buildings.  ● All condominium and cooperative buildings 3-stories or higher must conduct their milestone inspection before the 30-year mark unless an earlier inspection is justified by the local enforcement agency. It allows buildings that reach 30 years of age on or after 7/1/22 but before […]

Congress Mulls FHA-Backed Condo Repairs

June 15, 2022 – Community Association Management Insider U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) recently introduced the Securing Access to Finance Exterior Repairs (SAFER) in Condos Act of 2022 (H.R. 7532). The legislation would allow condo owners to finance special assessments with loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). But, if enacted, […]