A Rude Awakening: Your Board May Not Have the Right to Screen Leases and Sales at All! (FL)

Even in the frenzy of post-Irma repairs, ordinary life continues and for most volunteer boards and professional managers that means screening applicants who wish to lease or purchase in their communities.  However, purchase and rental screening has become such a part of the fabric of community association life that some boards and managers have forgotten to confirm the source of authority for such activity. Several boards were recently dismayed when I advised them that they do not have authority either to charge a transfer/application fee or to approve leases or sales at all. They learned this information while they were in the midst of screening pending applications.     Read the article…………….


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