Rights of a Florida Condo Tenant

| February 3, 2015

Condo owners in Florida rent their condos to tenants all of the time. The lease period may be weeks, or months, or even years. As home owners, the condo unit owner has every right to lease his or her property to another should he or she choose to do so (as long as the owner […]

When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

| December 9, 2014

Florida condominium life is truly its own lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, and our unique Florida activities. Many choose to live in one of the many Florida condominium communities, including the numerous condo towers that line the Florida coastline. However, […]

How Can Florida Condo Owners Boot a Bad Condo Manager?

| November 18, 2014

Most large Florida condominiums are overseen by property management companies that are hired by the Association to handle the day to day operations for the condominium. (Small Florida condo associations usually have an individual condo manager to manage the property.) Either way, a good condo manager is adept at handling all sorts of things, from […]

Can Condo Owners Be Fined by Their Condo Association?

| November 11, 2014

There’s some good news for you if you own a unit in a Florida Condominium: at least you’re not living in a Florida HOA! Under Florida law, for whatever reason, a Florida Home Owner Association is able to place a lien on a home if the owner fails to pay a fine that  has been […]

Will Your Old Condo Association Sue You For Past Due Assessments After a Foreclosure?

| November 4, 2014

You have gone through all the stress and heartache of a foreclosure proceeding on your Florida condominium. Maybe you’re a Florida resident who lost their home to the bank. You could be a snowbird or an out of state investor who was sued for foreclosure by your lender. As an owner, you’ve seen your credit […]

Inspecting Your Condo Records: What are the Official Records that a Florida Condo Association Must Maintain?

| October 28, 2014

Every Florida Condominium Association is required by Florida law to maintain and keep certain documents as part of its official records. The Condo Association has no option; it would be a violation of the Florida Condominium Act for specific documents not to be kept and preserved and ready for inspection by the unit owners. What […]

Common Lawsuits Against Florida Condominium Boards

| October 23, 2014

Last Update: 02/10/16 Learn About (jump to these sections): How is Condominium Living Different? Condo Boards Exceeding Their Power Condo Boards and Common Areas Condo Boards Get Nasty Over Pets Living near the beach is a dream of many Americans. Many have achieved this goal by owning a condominium in South Florida,  instead of a […]

What is a Nuisance Under Florida Condominium Law?

| October 21, 2014

Last Update: 02/10/16 Florida condo unit owners are guaranteed the right to enjoy their homes as they see fit under Florida law with one big (make that HUGE) limitation: they cannot use their property in such a way that it injures or impedes the rights of another owner. Florida condo unit owners can decorate their […]

How Do You Draw the Ownership Line Between Florida Condominium Units and Common Elements?

| October 7, 2014

Here in South Florida, condominium ownership is extremely popular. Our local skyline is filled with condo towers, particularly on or near the oceanfront where condominium projects can offer residents beach access and beautiful waterfront views. Accordingly, there is a lot of law on the books in Florida on how condominium ownership works, and how controversies […]

Major Repairs to Your Florida Condo: Who Pays?

| September 30, 2014

As we all know, here in Florida, condominiums are a very popular form of residential real estate ownership. Floridians as well as investors, retirees, and part-time residents (”Snowbirds”) find lots of advantages to buying a condo in our state. There are lots of condos to choose from, especially in South Florida. Condo units are available […]