Florida Construction Defect Proposal Unfair To Homeowners

Article Courtesy of  LAW 360 By Nick Vargo and Greg Demers Published April 4, 2021 Typically, the most important, and largest, purchase in a person’s life is their home. Due to negligence in the construction industry, many homes are built …

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will prevent COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports,’ signs liability bill

Article Courtesy of Channel 4 JAX News By Christine Sexton Published March 21, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to privacy concerns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will issue emergency rules this week that prevent businesses from requiring customers to …

Serving on Your Community Association’s ARC, ACC, or ARB? Take Note to Whom Your Fiduciary Duties Are Owed [2/21/2021]

Article Courtesy of  The National Law Review By Allen N. Trask and Amy H. Wooten Published February 21, 2021 Residents of planned communities often must obtain approval prior to making any modifications to their homes and lots. Through their declaration …

Citizens home insurance policies soar in Central Florida; higher costs could hit all our pocketbooks

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Trevor Fraser    Published February 11, 2021 State-run Citizens Property Insurance is sounding alarm bells over their rising number of policies it holds in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties.  CEO Barry Gilway says Florida’s overall …

Some mortgage companies misled borrowers about forbearance, regulators say

Article Courtesy of Bankrate By Jeff Ostrowski Published February 9, 2021 Some mortgage firms gave homeowners “incomplete or inaccurate information” about a federal law designed to prevent a spike in foreclosures, a federal regulatory agency says in a new report. The findings …

What Are Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions (CC&Rs) In An HOA?

Article Courtesy of  Forbes Advisor By Casey Bond and Mike Cetera    Published February 7, 2021 If you move into a condominium, gated complex or other planned community, there’s a good chance you’ll also have to join a homeowners association (HOA). …

Reasonable Modifications And The Fair Housing Act—Knowing The Law Can Help Your Association Proactively Avoid Lawsuits

Article Courtesy of  JD Supra By Lydia Chartre Published January 21, 2021 Did you know that homeowners have the right to request reasonable modifications to the common area if they are disabled and the proposed modification helps them use and …

Why Most Florida Condominiums Don’t Qualify for FHA Financing

By Christopher Carter Published December 6, 2020 Let’s start with some background on FHA-insured mortgage financing. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is an agency of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a Cabinet-level department of the Federal …