Gone to the Dogs: New Florida Legislation on Emotional Support Animals

Community associations have been grappling with the issue of emotional support animals for many years, mainly because communities that have tried to prohibit or...

How to Address Re-Opening Closed Amenities

After Governor DeSantis’ April 1, 2020 Order that ordered Florida residents to stay at home and limit their movement outside the home to only...

The Bidding Process for Community Associations

Request For Proposal When the board decides to undertake a new project, the manager or, in some cases, a professional hired for complex construction...

Board and Member Meetings in the Time of Coronavirus

With the Governor’s Safer at Home Order that extends through April 30, 2020, many associations are asking if they can hold Annual Meetings and...

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...

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?*

This story, while still uncommon, have become all too prevalent around Florida in recent years: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-condo-money-probe-20150219-story.html#page=1 Hardly a week goes by it seems where...