Repair contractors’ newest billing strategy leaves homeowners on the hook if insurers don’t pay

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published November 25, 2021 Imagine receiving an unexpected $7,500 invoice telling you that your payment is more than 30 days past due and that you’re responsible for it if your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t …

Condo associations shift from self-management to professional outside help | Opinion

Article Courtesy of  The Miami Herald By Regan Marock Published November 10, 2021 The trend of condominium communities transitioning from self-management to third-party professional management has increased over the last two decades and even more so recently. By definition, a …

The Laws Pertaining To Condos And HOAs Must Be Reformed

Article Courtesy of  The Doral Family Journal By Edda Pujadas Published November 11, 2021 The main objective of the proposed reform is to achieve that the communities and the management of their funds are properly handled. The most important points …

Judge approves sale of Surfside property where condo collapse killed 98

Article Courtesy of  Local 10 WLPG News By Michael Putney Published October 5 , 2021 WATCH VIDEO SURFSIDE – Miami-Dade County Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman approved on Thursday a sale agreement of the property in Surfside where a 12-story building …

Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Brendan Farrington Published October 19, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators should overhaul the state’s condominium laws in the wake of the Surfside building collapse that killed 98 to address inspections, ensuring proper reserves are …

Insurance May Not Cover Damages to Homeowners Association Common Spaces. This is Where Loss Assessment Coverage Comes In

Article Courtesy of The Next Door Advisor By Elizabeth Rivelli Published June 13, 2021 Whether you live in a single-family house, a condo, or an apartment, having property insurance is important to protect your personal items and your liabilities, among other things. …

What you need to know about pending changes to Florida insurance laws

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 14, 2021 No one was thrilled with the insurance changes that were passed on the final day of the Florida Legislature’s spring session — not the insurance industry and not consumers’ …

As hurricane season approaches, three insurers are canceling thousands of Florida customers

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 20, 2021 As another hurricane season bears down on the state, more than 50,000 Florida home insurance customers will soon receive notices that their policies have been canceled or won’t be …

What Are the Differences Between HOAs, Condo Associations and Tenants in Common?

Article Courtesy of  Yahoo Finance By Laura Woods Published May 2, 2021 You’re planning to purchase a new home, and while browsing online, you’ve noticed many of the listings you’re interested in contain unfamiliar real estate terms. Specifically, you want …

A Guide To The Fair Housing Act And Its Exemptions

Article Courtesy of  Forbes Advisor By Cathy Bond + Rachel Witkowski Published May 3, 2021 Everyone deserves a stable, affordable place to live. But the unfortunate truth is that discrimination in housing has prevented some vulnerable groups from achieving this …