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Community Associations affected by the 2021 legislative session (FL)

Beginning this week, this column will begin its yearly review of legislative changes affecting community associations. Today, we will start with the main bill, Senate Bill 630, which became effective July 1, 2021.  Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Engineers fear collapsed Miami condo may have lacked reinforced steel

Engineers believe a Miami condo that collapsed killing at least 24 residents may have been built using less reinforced steel than the plans called for – as officials planned to blow up the remaining wing with 121 people still missing.  Inspectors identified the issue at critical places in the base of the building in the first details about possible issues in the quality of construction at the 13-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/...

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Counties consider steps for increased oversight in wake of South Florida condo collapse (FL)

When Renee Ness moved to Florida from Illinois, she wanted to relax and enjoy beachside living, the sun, the sand and the water.  The sun and sand are just outside her front door. What she didn’t anticipate was that the water would be coming from her kitchen light fixture.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Condo tower Eighty Seven Park, Collins Avenue still closed amid concerns of possible street collapse (FL)

The lights are still dark at Eighty Seven Park, the luxury tower next to the Surfside collapse site, more than a month after the tragedy killed nearly 100 people. Condos remain closed to residents during testing tied to the safety of the structure and air quality, sources told The Real Deal.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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These Surfside condo owners survived a harrowing disaster. Now they’re forced to battle big insurers (FL)

Most people expect that if a disaster strikes their home, insurance will help them rebuild and replace the possessions they’ve lost. But survivors of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium learned this month that likely won’t be true for them.  Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Ask a real estate pro: What can homeowners do when the HOA board isn’t doing its job?

Q: Our association’s board of directors is not doing their job. Overgrown landscaping, boats and inoperable vehicles in driveways, and houses that need painting are among the many problems in our community. What can a homeowner do when their board and management company are ineffective?   Read the Q&A…………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Crestview Towers Residents Bracing for Long Displacement (FL)

Crestview Towers residents are still displaced from their homes more than three weeks after they were forced to evacuate the building.  North Miami Beach officials ordered the 156-unit building evacuated following an audit of high-rise buildings, 40-years-old or older. The move came after the condo collapse in Surfside.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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More buildings evacuated in South Florida one month after Surfside condo collapse (FL)

The deadly Surfside condo collapse in South Florida is still creating problems for that area as many families living in the surrounding communities remain evacuated from their homes.  Engineers and city officials removed people from some properties to check the structural integrity of the buildings, but many are wondering if they’ll ever get to go back home.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Palm Beach County’s strictest condo ordinance could be soon coming to Boca Raton (FL)

Tuesday night, Boca Raton City Council members will propose a new recertification ordinance stricter than the ones already in place in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  The ordinance would be the first of its kind in Palm Beach County, establishing safety criteria for buildings subject to recertification, timeframes necessary for recertification, etc.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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