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……………


Related Articles

Winners of the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards Announced

The winners of the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards were announced on May 15 at the Awards Ceremony at

FL: Is Condo Litigation Wave Looming?

The sheer amount of condominium construction, coupled with reports of a shortage of skilled workers working on those condominiums, suggests

Homeowners Bill of Rights legislation unanimously passes Virginia house

Legislation protecting property owners from overzealous homeowners associations passed the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously Thursday, action that sends it