05Nov
By: Sean Murrell On: November 5, 2014 In: Home Owners Association Legal, Uncategorized Comments: 0

In August of this year, the Second District Court of Appeals issued a ruling which has potentially big ramifications for HOA/Condo collections. The case was St. Croix Lane Trust v. St. Croix at Pelican Marsh Condominium Association, Inc., 144 So.3d 639 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014), and the ruling addresses...

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07Jul
By: Sean Murrell On: July 7, 2014 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Some new legislation addressing community associations has gone into effect as of July 1, 2014.  Here is a brief summary of some of the big changes that may directly impact your community:

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10Sep
By: Sean Murrell On: September 10, 2013 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Chapter 718 (Condo) and 720 (HOA) of the Florida Statutes provide that anyone who takes title to a unit is “joint and severally” liable for any and all previous amounts due.  Joint and several liability is a legal term which means multiple parties are liable for the full amount;...

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26May
By: Sean Murrell On: May 26, 2013 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

The Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA) poses a serious threat to the power of homeowner associations to enforce their covenants and restrictions! Can you imagine what would happen to your community if your HOA covenants and restrictions were suddenly legally unenforceable?  The MRTA Statute was borne out of good...

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