Florida Community Association Related Legislative Update 2017

Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session is in full swing. As is our yearly ritual, we have kept a close eye on proposed legislation relating to community associations. As many may recall, all major bills introduced last year affecting community associations fell victim to an abrupt and unusual end to the 2016 Legislative Session. Based upon the number of bills currently pending in Tallahassee, it appears legislators are looking to make up for lost time this year. While there are some beneficial provisions, bills also include criminal penalties for Board members, regulations protecting the use of AirBnB, and significant increases in minimum statutory damages that may be collected from association’s and management companies.     Read the article……………


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