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 …

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 …

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 …

If My Condo Association Hasn’t Kept the Grounds Maintained, Can I Sue?

You love your condo. It is a place of comfort and refuge. One of the great things about living in a condominium is the many services that are provided to you. If you are part of an association of condo …

Avoid violating these 9 homeowners association rules that could cost you

Article Courtesy of  Bankrate    By Jennifer Bradley Franklin Published January 31, 2021 When you’re on the hunt for a new place, you might find that some homes are in a community with a homeowners association, or HOA. Some think of …

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. …

Iguana population in Florida grows as temperatures stay high, residents urged to ‘kill’

Article Courtesy of  ABC News By Jon Schlosberg   Published July 5, 2019 The green iguana population in Florida is exploding — and consistent warm weather is only exacerbating the problem. It has gotten so bad, in a post to its …

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 …

Florida drags feet for decades on fire safety for condos

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Steve Bousquet Published May 21, 2019 Man discovered fire hundreds of thousands of years ago. And for almost that long, or so it seems, politicians and taxpayers in Florida have been arguing about …