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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – PART II – IS YOUR ASSOCIATION FULLY FUNDING RESERVES?

By:  Steven R. Braten, Shareholder Rosenbaum PLLC Under Florida law, condominium associations have a duty to adopt a budget with a statutorily compliant reserve schedule and with reserves fully funded for the applicable fiscal year unless properly waived by the members.  Likewise, if your homeowners’ association has established “statutory” reserves, the board must adopt a read more…

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN – FORMULATING A BUDGET AND GRAPPLING WITH WHETHER TO WAIVE OR NOT TO WAIVE RESERVES?

By:  Steven R. Braten, Shareholder Rosenbaum PLLC If you are a board member or manager of a Florida community association, then you are probably familiar with the trepidation surrounding the “dreaded” annual budget meeting.  Section 718.112(2)(e) of Florida’s Condominium Act and Section 720.303(6)(a) of Florida’s Homeowners’ Association Act require condominium and homeowners’ associations to hold read more…

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STAYING OUT OF THE “DOG HOUSE” HOW TO HANDLE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

By: Paula S. Marra, Senior Associate Rosenbaum PLLC Owners living in pet restricted communities are becoming increasingly frustrated when they see other owners walking a dog or taking their dog to the pool. While it may feel like these owners are “breaking” the rules it is important to remind our frustrated owners that community associations read more…

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MARIJUANA—TAKE TWO

  On March 18, 2019, the governor signed the new medical marijuana changes into law.  Currently known as Chapter 2019-1, the legislation expands upon the medical marijuana laws previously implemented.  Of particular interest is that the revised laws now permit the smoking of medical marijuana to fall within the definition of “Medical use”.  However, the read more…

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Why Certificates of Insurance are so Important to Community Associations

By: Steven R. Braten, Shareholder Rosenbaum PLLC     Does your community association require its vendors to provide evidence of insurance prior to commencing work within the community?  What about vendors of owners?  Before associations enter into contracts with vendors, we recommend they verify the vendor has in effect, at a minimum, general liability insurance, read more…

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