Collection Options For Community Associations Limited By Court Ruling: The Role Of Lis Pendens In Exclusive Court Jurisdiction

In the recent case of Jallali v. Knightsbridge Village Homeowners Association, Inc., 2016 WL 320601 (Fla. 4th DCA Jan. 27, 2016), Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that when where a bank files a lis pendens against a property, the Court in which the case is filed obtains exclusive jurisdiction over all encumbrances on the property – including unrecorded interests (e.g., HOA liens). This means that any judgment entered in a case filed after the original lis pendens is void.   Read the article…………

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