A Guide to Avoid Criminal Charges as a Condominium Director in Florida

Yeah. This a bit tongue and cheek, but the fact of the matter is that Florida law governing condominiums has changed. Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade Grand Jury filed a report about the status of condominium association governance and the ability of the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes to regulate the boards and management companies. I wrote an article published in the Florida Community Association Journal about the potential impact of the recommendations of that report. Mostly, my concern is the chilling effect on owners who might think twice about volunteering for the board with these new criminal penalties. After a few renditions of the original bill, HB 1237 was signed by the Governor and is effective July 1, 2017. Now that we have the law in place, I’ll explain how easy it is avoid jail time.    Read the article…………..


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