Although the next legislative session has not yet started as of the date of writing (note: starts January 9, 2018), bills affecting community associations are often filed months in advance of the start of the session. We are most closely monitoring, at this time, Senate Bill 266.
Heads up! Potential changes to MRTA incoming!21 Dec 2017
Criminal Sections For Rogue Associations11 Dec 2017
Condominium Associations in Florida are run by Volunteers who for the most part are individuals who have no criminal intent while performing their Association duties. According to the Final Report of the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury filed February 6, 2017, Condominium Associations and Management Companies have criminal tendencies. The Grand Jury claims the Department of Business and Professional Regulations are not coming down hard enough or the existing Condo laws and regulations lack “teeth” to keep these rogue Associations and/or Management Companies in check.
Objection! Enacting Board Rules & Regulations22 Nov 2017
It is true that after the required notice, boards can generally enact rules & regulations, via a board vote at a duly called board meeting. However, that does not mean such rules and regulations will be valid, binding, effective and enforceable. Determining the validity, effectiveness and enforceability of board adopted rules & regulations depends on various factors. Moreover, such rules & regulations may have significant limitations.