Un-American Condo Termination Law Needs To Be Changed and In Rebuttal: Another Take on Condo Termination Law

Strong property rights are fundamental to our country’s capitalist system of free enterprise. In The Founder’s Constitution in 1787, President John Adams wrote: “Property is a right of mankind as surely as liberty. The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”    Read more…….

Rebuttal: I belong to a subcommittee of the condominium and planned development committee of the real property section of the Florida Bar, which is working on revisions to §718.117, the statute governing termination of condominiums in Florida.  It seems there are a lot of misconceptions about the current statute and how it fits into the scheme of Florida condominiums. For example, the current statute (which I also helped draft) was not enacted to help hurricane-damaged condominiums.    Read more…….

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