—Concerned in Clearwater
“However, if the governing documents, in either a condominium or homeowner’s association, permit screening and require association approval for rentals, then the association must send a violation letter addressed to the owner and the unapproved renter advising as to the violation, citing the provisions of the declaration and governing documents that have been violated, and demanding either permanent removal of the unapproved renter and/or demanding that the necessary paperwork and fees, if applicable, be remitted to the association for consideration. If such documents are remitted and reviewed by the association, a screening of the potential renter can be scheduled.
“After sending the violation letter, if the owner and unapproved tenant fail to comply and cure the violation, then the association can file an eviction action or sue the owner to evict the unapproved renter. In addition, the association can fine and suspend rights, in accordance with Florida Statutes.”