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 …

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 …

Lawsuits by condo associations against neighboring developers, builders are new norm

Article Courtesy of  The Miami Herald By Lindsey Thurswell Lehr and Susan C. Odess Published April 16, 2019   Every South Florida construction boom brings with it a rise in defect claims by condominium associations against their buildings’ developers, builders …

She used a fake name to bilk $50,000 from condo association, cops say. Then she vanished.

Article Courtesy of  The Miami Herald By Carli Teproff Published April 9, 2019   She said her name was Tracy Pierson and she lived in apartment 11A. Pierson became the treasurer of Crystal Court Manor’s Home Owners Association in February …