New Florida Condo Law: Bad Condo Boards Face New Criminal Charges

| May 30, 2017

Last Update: 6/19/18 In a bipartisan manner the Florida Legislature passed an important change in how condo boards and condominiums are to conduct themselves here in the Sunshine State.  This new legislation addresses some important issue for South Floridians and includes criminal consequences for Condo Boards that do bad things.     Florida Senate Bill […]

10 Articles For Florida Condominium Owners

| July 14, 2015

Since we receive so many calls about condo owner rights, I thought it would be a good idea to share some articles we have written in the past about Florida Condominium Law that answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Here are 10 articles that we hope you will find helpful: 3 Common Lawsuits […]

Florida Condos, Coops, TimeShares, HOAs, and CDDs: Know the Difference Before You Buy

| February 24, 2015

Last Update: 04/18/16 In Florida, there are different types of home ownership recognized by the Florida Legislature other than the traditional single family home. Florida laws recognize five different alternatives that anyone considering buying residential real estate in Florida, for their vacation home, their retirement home, or an investment property, needs to know. (And, yes, […]

55+ Condo Living in Florida: Senior Condos and Adult Condo Communities

| February 10, 2015

South Florida is famous as a retirement paradise, and many of our local condominiums exist to meet the needs and lifestyles of those enjoying a retirement lifestyle. There are countless “55 Plus Communities” here in the Broward County and in the Miami-Dade area, where “most” of the residents are age 55 years or older. . […]

Construction Defects in Florida: Florida Statutes Chapter 558 and the KB Home Nightmare at the Willowbrook Condos

| November 19, 2013

Construction defects are infamous here in Florida — particularly as a result of the building frenzy a few years back when the Florida construction industry enjoyed a heyday. Back then, there were some unscrupulous builders who thought it was good business to cut corners and maximize profits. Today, those builders are finding out that the […]


| September 17, 2013

Last Update: 02/24/16 It’s sad but true that when someone gets behind on their home mortgage payment, all too often they are falling behind on other debts, too. Property taxes may not be paid on time, or at all. Payments to contractors who built the addition or put in the swimming pool may become delinquent. […]

Renting a Florida Condo? What Should You Be Aware of in that Form Lease? Does it Reflect New Florida Landlord Tenant Laws Effective in 2013?

| September 6, 2013

For anyone wanting to rent a Florida condo or any Florida condominium owner thinking about leasing out their Florida condo as an investment, it’s important to know there have been changes to Florida landlord – tenant law that became effective this summer (effective on July 1, 2013) which may impact your decision to lease as […]

South Florida Condo Association Beats Bank in Foreclosure Fight: Bank Failed to File Lawsuit Before Limitations Deadline

| June 25, 2013

  Most Florida foreclosure dockets are filled with David and Goliath stories with a home owner fighting to save the family home from the mortgage lender. However, this month there was a David and Goliath story of a different sort when a South Florida home owners’ association, the Peninsula Condominium Association in Aventura, Florida, won […]

Deficiency Judgments and Past Due Condo Association Payments

| June 4, 2013

In Florida, one result of the past few year’s foreclosure fraud crisis has been chaos for condo associations across the state as Florida condo unit owners have become delinquent in paying assessments. Often, strapped condo owners make arrangements with their lenders regarding deficiency judgments but fail to do the same with their condo associations.  It’s […]

Florida Condo Owners: When Can Owners Go Directly to Court and File a Lawsuit and Not Be Forced to Mediation or Arbitration For Claims Against A Condo Board or Association?

| May 21, 2013

South Florida Condo Ownership is Different Than Owning a Single Family Home For those looking into buying a Florida condo, as well as those who own a condominium either as their home or as an investment property, one of the key considerations in this type of real estate ownership is the reality of dealing with […]