2017 Florida Legislative Update: Condominiums, Cooperatives, and Homeowners’ Associations

The following is a summary of new laws EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED OTHERWISE. Estoppel Certificates SB 398:…

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Erum Kistemaker Named Influential Woman in Business

Erum Kistemaker, managing partner of Kistemaker, was recently honored in the 23th annual edition of the Volusia/Flagler Business Report’s “Influential…

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Attorney-Client Privilege: Are Attorney Communications Received by, or Copied to, an Association’s Manager Privileged?

A recent Florida appellate decision reminded us of the importance of understanding attorney-client privileges when communicating with community association clients…

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Part 2 of Three-Part Series: Community Association 2017 Legislative Update

The most important aspect of this bill is that the year-end financial reporting exemption for associations that operate fewer than…

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It’s Time to Update Your Governing Documents

Please note, this time of year many associations consider amending and updating their governing documents. It is extremely important that…

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Important Community Association Disaster Checklist

Here are important tasks for a community association in the case of a disaster: Before the storm: Appoint a board…

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6 Tips for Preparing Your HOA for Hurricanes and Other Disasters

Hurricane season began June 1. Have you done all you can to minimize the damage at your HOA from a…

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2017 Legislative Update: Governor Veto

House Bill 653 affecting community associations that the Legislature approved was vetoed by Governor Scott.  This Bill did contain several…

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Service Dogs and Public Places

Many public places are afraid to question somebody with a dog for fear of a discrimination complaint andthe bad press…

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Part 1 of Three-Part Series: Community Association 2017 Legislative Update

This year ,the four most important bills affecting community associations are Senate Bill 398, House Bill 653, House Bill 1237;…

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