DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By David Harris and Mark Skoneki Published August 4, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t wait until the final hours to extend the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures this time around. The governor on Wednesday night …

Insurance Coverage vs. COVID-19 Co-ops & HOAs May Be Left Holding the Bag

Article Courtesy of The Cooperator By A.J. Sidransky Published August 5, 2020 By its very definition, insurance coverage is planned protection against both the expected and the unexpected. Life insurance clearly provides financial security in the event of death, which of course …

After six years of stalemate, property insurance reform heads to Governor

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published April 28, 2019 A bill aimed at stemming costly lawsuits between repair contractors and property insurers has finally passed both the Florida House and Senate after six years of stalemate and …

You say you have an ’emotional support’ animal? This bill says, ‘Not so fast.’

The bill is aiming at people who claim ‘emotional support’ pets to get out of paying pet deposits or into buildings that ban animals. Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times By Lawrence Mower Published March 14, 2019 “Emotional support” …

Bill aims to reduce home insurance costs by restricting attorneys’ fees [1-28-19]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published January 28, 2019 It’s time to prevent a handful of South Florida plaintiff’s attorneys from driving up home insurance premiums for everyone in Florida, three of Florida’s most powerful insurance officials told …

Monday is Constitution Day; so what’s the state of our Constitution?

Article Courtesy of The Miami Herald By Claudine Schneider, Former Republican U.S. Representative Published September 17, 2018    Happy Constitution Day! On Sept. 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they …

Citizens Insurance plans to reduce coverage for repairs it cannot control [3-28-18]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published March 28, 2018 State-run Citizens Insurance is finalizing a plan state insurance regulators hope will be copied across the industry: Beginning May 1, it will cap coverage of non-weather-related water damage at …

Spurned by private carriers, South Florida homeowners again forced into state-run Citizens Property Insurance [3-26-18]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published March 24, 2018 State-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the so-called “insurer of last resort,” is poised to again become the first choice for many homeowner insurance customers in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. …

Florida Appeals Decision Clarifies Property Tax Liability on Condos With Land Leases

Article Courtesy of The Daily Business Review By Noah B. Tennyson Published January 24, 2018 In a recent Florida appellate decision, titled Beach Club Towers Homeowners Association v. Chris Jones, Property Appraiser for Escambia County, Florida, 2017 WL 4526773, (Fla. …