What Information Is My Community Association Required to Provide in Relation to Sales of Units?

Clinton Morrell

Clinton Morrell

During transfers of properties in condominiums or other planned communities, community associations are frequently contacted by prospective buyers, lenders or realtors with requests for information pertinent to the transfer. Often, these requests seek detailed information about a broad range of topics related to the condition and operation of the community. Complying with such requests can become extremely time-consuming for directors or property managers tasked with preparing the responses. Fortunately, community associations are not required to provide any information to prospective buyers, lenders, or realtors under Florida law. Continue reading

Recent Changes to the Florida Statutes Governing Homeowners Associations

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Monica Johnson

Does your homeowners association require nominations from the floor for an election to the board of directors? Recent changes to the Florida Statutes governing homeowners associations have given some associations the right to forego accepting nominations from the floor during an election of board members.  However, your association should analyze its governing documents for compliance with the statutory requirements prior to refusing to accept nominations from the floor.         Continue reading

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Complimentary Community Association Board Member Education Certification

Ellis_JonathonBoth Florida Statutes Chapters 718 and 720 require newly elected condominium and homeowners’ association board members to read their association’s governing documents and certify in writing that they will fulfill the obligations of their office. In lieu of such certification, new board members may complete an education curriculum administered by a division-approved education provider within 90 days of their election. Continue reading