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Community Association Law Archives

Where can homeowners' associations ban smoking?

For many nonsmokers, the smell of cigarette smoke, even from a distance, can be highly unpleasant and even nauseating. For those with respiratory ailments, it can be particularly problematic. Many homeowners' associations (HOAs) for condominiums and townhomes where residents live in close proximity to one another face complaints from residents about neighbors' smoking. However, to what degree can HOAs regulate it?

Condo associations ponder hurricane shutters in light of Irma

In light of Hurricane Irma in 2017, condominium association directors are contemplating the best ways to protect units from hurricane protection. Having hurricane shutters installed on all units seems the best way to go, but the question is whether it should be the responsibility of the owners or the association.

Florida laws and questions for developer turnover

When it is time for a developer turnover of a condominium association, an audit is required of all transactions and activity from the date of incorporation until the date of the turnover. The developer is responsible for paying for the audit. It is their choice if they decide to have the audit cover the entire period the project was under their control. Some developers do this just for continuity.