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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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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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Florida state legislature diverted 40% of condo owner association fees into general fund since 2008: report

The year before a 12-story building collapsed in south Florida that left at least 79 dead and 61 still unaccounted for, the state collected $13.7 million in fees from condominium owners associations, vacation timeshares and mobile home parks, but swept $5 million into the state’s general fund, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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DeSantis signs home-based business bill into law (FL)

Seen as a victory for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 403 into law on June 29.  The bill broadens which businesses are considered “home-based” and preempts local government regulation beyond standard zoning laws and homeowners’ association rules. It prevents local governments from creating regulations that vary from town to town and affect home-based businesses.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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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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