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Business Commercial Rent and Surcharge Tax Updates Beginning January 2020

Commercial Rent The state of Florida has issued a reduced sales tax rate on commercial rent beginning January 1, 2020. This reduction takes the commercial rent sales tax from 5.7% to 5.5% at the state level. This new law will cause landlords to amend existing contracts/leases by January 1, 2020 in which those contracts/leases indicate

Should You Consider “Factoring” Your HOA’s Delinquencies?

Is your HOA board getting contacted by companies offering to purchase your association's accounts receivable? It's called "factoring," and there's a ready market if you're interested. When might that be worth considering instead of hiring a collection agency to collect your HOA's debt? Rarely, say our experts. The Basics of Factoring Factoring, most simply defined,

Mortgage Foreclosure Thoughts

Date Published: 2011-02-01 Author: Peter J. Gravina   Recently, there has been quite a bit of press coverage regarding the halting of foreclosures because of short comings in the documents filed to prove the loan ownership and the amounts due on the foreclosed loan.  “Robo-signing” the name adopted for the apparent practice by some of

Q & A

If permission is granted by one Board member, is the Association legally stopped from enforcing its governing documents? In Curci Village Condominium Association, Inc. v. Santa Maria, 14 So. 3d 1175 (Fla. 4th DCA, June 17, 2009), an Owner in a homeowners association verbally asked the Association’s president for permission to install decorative improvements in