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Summer 2017 – Part 2 Community Association Newsletter

PLEASE NOTE:  The Amendments in this newsletter ONLY apply to condominium associations. Amendments Under House Bill 1237 Accomplished Little More Than Discouraging Service on the Board: Volunteer Officers and Directors Put On Notice of Potential for Criminal Prosecution Immunities Eroded Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent No Dual Representation Directors/Managers May Not Buy Distressed Units Conflicting

Spring 2017 Community Association Newsletter

Selective Enforcement and Waiver; Court Limits Their Use As a Valid Affirmative Defense 2017 Legal Updates: Election Dispute Medical Marijuana and the Workplace A Recall "Hole" in the Florida Statutes Homeowners Associations: An Election Procedure Pitfall To view the full newsletter click here.

Winter 2016-2017 Community Association Newsletter

Florida Supreme Court Says Each Default Resets the Foreclosure Suit Clock Community Association Subject to the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act “Servicer” of a First Mortgage is Now Entitled to Claim “Safe Harbor” Retroactive Application of Amendments to Facilitate Condominium Terminations Held Unconstitutional Court Rules FNMA Not Entitled to a “Do-Over” Amendment Imposing a Two

Fall 2016 Community Association Newsletter

Avoid Pitfalls with Emergency Repairs Association's Duty to Protect Residents with It's Limited Ability to Deny Housing to Persons with Criminal Backgrounds 7 Day Deadline to Process Servicemember's Rental Application Should your Association Post Alligator Warning Signs? Associations Must Do What They Can to Stop Discrimination Actions of Others Recent Case Broadens a Successor Mortgagee's

Summer 2016 Community Association Newsletter

HUD Limits Association's Ability to Deny Housing Based Upon the Applicant's Criminal History Using Social Media for Association Purposes Community Associations Need to Pay Prompt Attention to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases Service Animals in Places of Public Accommodation Casualty Loss Repair Responsibilities Often Surprise Condominium Boards More New Laws on Drones To view the full

Winter 2015-2016 Community Association Newsletter

Questions & Answers on Fines and Suspensions for Homeowners' Association Effective July 1, 2015 Advice for Managing Hoarding, Neglectful, or Elderly and Infirm Owners or Occupants Florida Law Restricts Use of Drones to Observe and Record Activities and Improvements on Privately Owned Land Is a Developer Legally Entitled to Use Initial Capital Contributions Collected from

Community Association Newsletter – Special Alert: Financial Reporting

FINANCIAL REPORTING Since the end of the calendar year is also the end of the fiscal year for many condominium and homeowners’ associations, it’s that time of year for associations to begin reviewing their financial reporting requirements so that they can timely complete their statutorily required financial reports. To view the full newsletter click here.

Summer 2015 Community Association Newsletter

Legislative Update (HB 791) Legislative Update (HB 643) Condominium Terminations Amend Your Documents If You Do Not Want To Honor An Exemption From The Duty To Pay For Assessments On Property Acquired Through Mortgage Foreclosure When Does An Association's Failure To Provide Records Become "Willful" To view the full newsletter click here.