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Relatives of slain former paratrooper sue condo complex

Relatives of Vince Lee, 43, claim that the Eagle’s Glen condo complex at 3151 Landmark Drive, where Lee had been living since May 2010, failed to warn Lee of prior crimes in the area. The complex also lacked “adequate” lighting

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HOAs BEWARE: Being Litigious Can Cost the Association Its Insurance

Many of my blogs discuss the unfair advantage homeowner and condo associations have in disputes with homeowners. These unfair advantages are the result of the high cost of litigation and, in the case of HOAs, lack of regulation by the

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Can Associations Referee Neighbor vs. Neighbor Battles?

As anyone who lives in a condominium community can attest, things aren’t always so neighborly between residents that live within earshot of one another. Disputes occur for any number of reasons—from noise issues to malodorous complaints. When neighbors square off,

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Fight over dog feces DNA testing continues

Channel 4 told you about the Villa Medici’s new policy to DNA test dog feces on their property back in October. Monday night the complex had a meeting to discuss the new practice of matching pet owner’s dogs with dog

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Do you know what Air Bed & Breakfast is and how it might impact your community?

There is a relatively new concept in housing, however, that doesn’t require swapping an entire residence and it is gaining traction quickly as a way for people to earn a little extra money by renting out a room or rooms

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Condo association manager accused of grand theft (FL)

A former Port Charlotte condo association manager has been charged with grand theft after investigators say she stole over $7,000 over a span of three years from Loveland Courtyard Condos.  Read more…….

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Florida Homeowner Scores Permanent Injunction Against HOA After Guests Denied Entry to His Home

A circuit court judge has ordered a Central Florida homeowners association to stop its practice of denying homeowner guests’ entry into the community of homeowner as a way of forcing payment of past due assessments. Judge Marlene Alva issued a

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Florida Supreme Court reaffirms court’s inherent right to appoint receiver for condominium

Today the Florida Supreme Court published an opinion in Granada Lakes Villas Condominium Ass’n., Inc. v. Metro-Dade Investments Co. affirming a court’s inherent authority to appoint a receiver for an association. The Court ruled that the court’s authority to appoint

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Sanford bans guns from neighborhood watch patrol after Zimmerman case

The new police chief of Sanford is shaking things up nearly 2 years after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin put the Florida community in the national spotlight.  Read more…….

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Marco Island man in battle over need for service dog in no-pet condominium

When Larry McKay gets up in the morning, he reaches for Kane to brace himself and walk through his Marco Island condo. If he falls, the 80-pound Boxer is immediately at the 56-year-old disabled man’s side to help him up.

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FL: Police investigating property manager over missing funds

Law enforcement is investigating a Gainesville property management company after several homeowners associations reported that money was missing from their accounts.  Read More……

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FL: Robert Bucchere arrested in Ocean Ridge on charges that he stole $62,000, police say

Robert Bucchere has been arrested by Ocean Ridge police on charges that he took almost $62,000 from the Wellington Arms Condominium Association.  Read More……

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