Governor DeSantis Issues Statewide Shelter at Home Order

In his April 1, 2020 Order, Governor DeSantis has ordered, effective 12:01 a.m. on April 3, 2020 until April 30, 2020, that: Senior citizens...

Governor DeSantis Orders Vacation Rental Closures

In his March 27, 2020 Order, Governor DeSantis has ordered suspended all vacation rental operations of a house, condominium, cooperative or other dwelling unit:...

The Business Judgment Rule

Condominium and homeowners associations are non-profit corporations governed by the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act, Chapter 617, Florida Statutes. The business judgment rule...

What Do We Do When Someone Ignores the Board’s Emergency Orders?

“We can’t get folks out of the pool!” In light of Governor DeSantis’ Declaration of Emergency due to the COVID19 crisis, many community associations...

The Coronavirus and Collecting Assessments

While the full impact of the coronavirus remains unknown, experts predict that the nation’s unemployment rate could hit 20-25 percent, or even more. Clearly,...

A Resident is Infected with Coronavirus: What Now?

I was asked a question from a community association client about the Board’s responsibilities to disclose to other members if a member of the...

Coronavirus: Florida’s Declaration of Emergency and the Board’s Emergency Powers

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron Desantis issued Executive Order Number 20-52, declaring a state of emergency in the State of Florida, a copy...

The Role of the Board of Directors in a Homeowners Association

An effective Board of Directors in a homeowners association is one that understands its duties under the governing documents and statutes and works as...

BEWARE THE IDES OF MRTA!

Did you know that there is a provision in Florida law that could result in the expiration of the covenants of the homeowner’s association?...

Florida Courts Leave Associations Out in the Cold

Once again, the Florida appellate courts have left community associations out in the cold. Homeowners’ associations cannot rely on their remedies under Florida statutes...

The Business Judgment Rule

Condominium and homeowners associations are non-profit corporations governed by the Florida Not For Profit Corporation Act, Chapter 617, Florida Statutes. The business judgment rule...