Pitfalls for Community Associations When an Owner Files Bankruptcy

Article Courtesy of The Daily Business Review By Zach Shelomith Published July 22, 2019 Last year, over 750,000 bankruptcy cases were filed in the United States. Therefore, it is only natural that a significant number of owners of properties in community associations …

Announcement: Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Condominium & Planned Development Law

Posted by Bakalar & Associates, PA 7/10/19 The Law Offices of Bakalar & Associates, PA is pleased to announce that as of June 1, 2018 attorneys Susan P. Bakalar and Leonard Wilder have received their certification in Condominium & Planned …

HOA and condo enforcement: Community associations need to have a plan [10-1-18]

Article Courtesy of  The Tallahassee Democrat By Kristin A. Gardner Published September 30, 2018 One of the most common questions I get from my condominium and homeowners’ association clients is, “How do we enforce our governing documents against violating homeowners?” …

First-Impression Florida Condo Law Case Highlights Property Tax Oddity [3-23-18]

Article Courtesy of Daily Business Review By Celia Ampel Published March 23, 2018 Condo associations may not represent unit owners in property tax appeals brought by the county appraiser, even if it means flooding the courts with hundreds of nearly …

Mortgage delinquencies are down across the U.S. — but up in South Florida. Here’s why.

Article Courtesy of The Miami Herald By Rene Rodriguez Published January 16, 2018 Four months after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Keys and worked its way up Florida’s west coast, the scope of the storm’s long-term effects are still …

Governor Scott Signs Senate Bill 398- The “estoppel bill” is effective 7/1/17

By Susan P. Bakalar, Esq. Bakalar & Associates, PA CS/CS/CS/SB 398 – Estoppel Certificates The bill revises requirements for estoppel certificates for condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations. Under current law, when an ownership interest in a condominium unit, cooperative unit, …

Senate Bill 398 (Estoppel Certificates)- Will it become law on July 1, 2017? [6-5-17]

Senate Bill 398: The bill revises requirements for estoppel certificates for condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ associations. Under current law, when an ownership interest in a condominium unit, cooperative unit, or homeowners’ parcel is transferred, the new owner is jointly and …