Condominium associations ban short-term rentals to protect residents from COVID-19

Article Courtesy of  The Treasure Coast Newspaper By Colleen Wixon Published October 23, 2020 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — While people self-quarantined in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, some communities tried to insulate residents from outsiders.       Armed with Gov. …

What Liens or Encumbrances Survive Against a Property After it is Sold at a Tax Deed Sale?

By Susan P. Bakalar, Esq., Florida Bar Board Certified in Condominium & Planned Unit Development Law. Governmental liens and judgments survive the issuance of a tax deed sale and are satisfied to the fullest extent possible with any overbid monies …

What happens if you fall behind on HOA fees?

Article Courtesy of  Bankrate By Sarah Li Cain      Published September 17, 2020 What are HOA fees? HOA fees are a mandatory monthly, quarterly or annual fee paid by the homeowners living within a homeowners association to help maintain amenities and …

Florida’s ban on evictions has expired. What now for tenants who are months behind on rent?

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published October 4, 2020 Gov. Ron DeSantis has finally allowed his moratorium on residential evictions to expire, six months after it took effect on April 2. In a statement released late Wednesday afternoon, …

Some gated communities are pulling back to slow coronavirus

Article Courtesy of  The Palm Beach Post By Mike Diamond     Published July 31, 2020 With Palm Beach County’s stubborn trend of COVID-19 cases, some age-restricted gated communities west of Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are again going into shut-down mode.  …

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 …

A Homeowner’s Guide to HOAs: Homeowners Associations, Explained

Article Courtesy of  The REALTOR.COM By Terri Williams Published September 2, 2019 Many homes across the United States are part of an HOA, or homeowners association. So what does that mean? In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your …

Taxed To the Hilt, More Homebuyers Are Migrating to Florida

Article Courtesy of The Herald-Tribune By The Associated Press    Published July 3, 2019 FORT LAUDERDALE — Fed up with the high taxes and regulation back home in New York, retired officer Thomas Maloney and his wife, real estate agent Theresa …

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 …