2016 June
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Law & Legislation
2016 June Legislative Roundup

The legislative season is upon us, and in many states, bills specifically dealing with co-ops, condos, and HOAs are wending their way through the legislative process. Even when bills aren't aimed directly at those forms of home ownership, m…

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Law & Legislation
2016 June Six Big Things Attorneys Wish Boards Knew

Whether you serve on the board of a co-op, condo or HOA, chances are you and your fellow community administrators are volunteers. Perhaps you're fortunate enough that you or one of your colleagues has professional legal expertise to bring t…

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Law & Legislation
2016 June Handling Litigation

No one likes a lawsuit. Whether filing one or finding yourself on the receiving end of one, they can cause stress, anxiety and an upending of daily life. They can be expensive, take months—even years—to resolve, and often result in hurt fee…

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Board Operations
2016 June Choosing an Attorney

Not every condominium or homeowners’ association is going to run afoul of the law—the happy truth is that litigation and legal trouble are relatively rare occurrences. However, even the most upstanding board in Florida must navigate a labyr…

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Neighborhoods
2016 June Opa-locka, Florida

With this unusually-named Miami-Dade County city at the center of a corruption probe and in the midst of a fiscal crisis and potential shut-down, it’s interesting to look at how Opa-locka came to be and where it stands now. Opa-locka’s dis…

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Law & Legislation
2016 June Q&A: Quorum Conundrum

Q. I’m curious about this, and I live in a co-op versus a condo. Is there such a law in Florida that allows us to conduct a meeting without having reached a quorum? This situation occurred recently. We need more than 50 percent of the vot…

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Q&A
2016 June Q&A: Recalling a Board Member

Q. I am on the board of a condominium association in Altamonte Springs. We have one director that is troublesome and a majority of the member want him to step down. We have 12 units, and 11 of them were either willing to meet at a propose…

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Q&A
2016 June Q&A: Selling Parking Spaces

Q. We have a parking situation that could be turned into a revenue-making opportunity but we want to know how to go about it. It turns out that our condominium association actually has a surplus of parking spaces. We used to rent our exce…

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