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SEVEN BRIDGES DELRAY: Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of HOA, Expect Appeal (FL)

A summary judgment has been issued in the federal housing discrimination case against Seven Bridges in Delray Beach. But the HOA is not in the clear. The judgment isn’t final, an appeal is likely, and state court action in the case is expected.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Regalia association scores $18M settlement in construction defects lawsuit (FL)

The Regalia condo association settled its lawsuit alleging a slew of construction and design defects and building code violations at the luxury oceanfront tower for $17.5 million.  In 2018, the Regalia on the Ocean Condominium Association sued the developers, architect, general contractor and subcontractors over alleged flaws such as improperly installed pool joints and cracking tiles, unsafe steam rooms, and flawed balcony sliding glass doors and railings, according to the complaint.     Read the entire article………………………………. ...

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Legislators strip local governments of ability to regulate home-based businesses (FL)

He suggested that if people were concerned about their property values they should move to a community with a homeowners association, which could regulate what local government can’t do. “But don’t have the government telling us what to do,” he said.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Omnibus Bill (SB 630) Brings Changes for Florida Condos, Cooperatives and HOAs

This year’s large community association omnibus bill will likely become law. This bill, which bears an effective date of July 1, 2021, contains changes which will impact condominiums, cooperatives and HOAs. At more than 100 pages, we will discuss only some of those changes in today’s CALL Alert. This bill, along with all the others CALL has been tracking throughout the 2021 Legislative Session, will be summarized in our year-end Legislative Guidebook.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations...

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‘It’s frustrating’: Legislation making it easier to remove problematic HOAs stalls in Tallahassee

9 Investigates why legislation that would make it easier for homeowners to remove problematic HOA board members has once again stalled in Tallahassee.  Over the last year and a half, Channel 9 investigative reporter Karla Ray has covered the turmoil inside Kissimmee’s Turnberry Reserve, where after a legal fight, a group of homeowners was able to successfully remove its board.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Sweeping Community Association Legislation Passes Unanimously in Florida Senate, Goes to House for Consideration

Senate Bill 630, a bill that has wide support from community association industry interests across the state, passed the Florida Senate with a unanimous vote of 40 to zero. It will now move to the Florida House of Representatives for consideration.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Judge slaps Don Peebles’ Bath Club Entertainment with $1M in sanctions (FL)

Don Peebles’ Bath Club Entertainment is on the hook for $1 million in court sanctions after a Miami-Dade judge ruled the developer failed to maintain first-class cabanas and outdoor food and beverage service at the historic private Miami Beach club.   Read the article…………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Fight over vacation rentals in Florida revs up again

A years-long effort to block local governments from regulating vacation rentals is on the move again, as House and Senate leaders revive a proposal to prevent cities and counties from inspecting and licensing properties offered on platforms such as Airbnb.    Read the article……………………………….. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Florida House Moves Forward With Legislation to Preempt Local Governments From Regulating Vacation Rentals

As our many local government clients know, the Becker Team has been intimately involved in lobbying against the many attempts to limit their ability to manage the vacation rental crisis. The issue continues to severely impact cities of all sizes. We continue to be involved every day to see these efforts fail. At the same time, we want to keep our clients updated on developments both negative and positive.    Read the article……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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