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2021 Legislative review, part 6 (FL)

This week continues our review of 2021 legislative changes to Florida’s community association statutes. Today will continue the discussion of Senate Bill 630 and its amendments to the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act. These changes took effect July 1, 2021.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Community associations affected by the 2021 legislative session part V (FL)

This week continues our review of the 2021 legislative changes, continuing the discussion of Senate Bill 630, which took effect July 1, 2021. Last week we concluded our review of the changes to Chapter 718, the Condominium Act and started the review of changes to Chapter 719, the Cooperative Act.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Boca Raton Passes Condo Recertification Ordinance (FL)

The Boca Raton City Council has passed a building recertification program.  The newly adopted ordinance that passed Tuesday night means that certain buildings that are 30 years old or older must submit for recertification and undergo safety inspections.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Florida Condo Collapse Victims File Consolidated Complaint Against Association

Former residents of the Surfside, Fla. collapsed condominium have filed a consolidated amended class action complaint against the building’s condo association.  Plaintiffs allege that the Champlain Towers South Condominium Association breached its duty by neglecting to maintain, repair, and replace the building’s common elements and portions of condominium units that provided structural support to the building.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Can Surfside condo collapse bring reforms? State, local group to consider new laws (FL)

A group of local, state and federal officeholders plan to explore improvements to building-safety regulations after the condominium collapse in Surfside, county Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said this week   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Florida Laws May Complicate Assigning Liability in Surfside Condo Collapse

The collapse of a condominium tower near Miami will set off years of litigation as victims and their families look to find fault among the building’s management as well as engineers, architects and others, according to legal experts.  Disaster struck in Surfside, Florida, on June 24 as a major repair project was beginning, although the cause of one of the worst residential construction failures in the United States is likely to have many contributing factors stretching back years.   Read the entire article………………………………. ...

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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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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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Court Affirms Miami Condo Tower Hurricane Damage Award That Disappointed Both Sides (FL)

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict that found an insurer liable for $2.6 million in damages to a Miami condominium tower caused by Hurricane Irma, rejecting arguments made in appeals filed by parties on both sides of the dispute.  Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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