I Want a Refund!

Alan Schwartzseid | May 11, 2020

We have recently seen an increase of owners demanding a reduction of periodic (“regular”) assessments, due to Coronavirus/COVID-19-related closures or limited use of common areas/amenities (e.g., pools, gyms, clubhouses, etc.). These requests imply that the association should not seek the amounts… Continue reading

Should Associations Re-Open?

Neal McCulloh | May 04, 2020

As most of you are probably aware, the Governor has issued a new Executive Order implementing the Phase 1 Plan to Re-Open Florida. We are extremely concerned that numerous individuals and various associations may believe that this constitutes a carte-blanche to open up their common property despite… Continue reading

Should We Cease Collecting, Given The Coronavirus

Neal McCulloh | Mar 27, 2020

Given that our Governor has decreed a State of Emergency for the State of Florida and given the devastating economic impact this virus has caused, many Associations may feel compelled to try to help their Members by ceasing or delaying their collection efforts. As you know, collections are the… Continue reading

C&M Exempt from Orange County’s Emergency Stay at Home Order

Clayton & McCulloh | Mar 26, 2020

Orange County has issued an Emergency Order mandating that all “non-essential service” businesses be closed and the workers stay at home due to the COVID-19 virus. Clayton and McCulloh is concerned that this Order will cause some confusion and misunderstanding among our Clients regarding whether or… Continue reading

You Got Served! Now what?!

Alan Schwartzseid | Oct 21, 2019

So you’ve been served with a lawsuit or petition for arbitration. The question is what to do with the documents? Do you get nervous and concerned, and simply respond? No – a response without understanding the law could hurt your defense more than helping. Moreover, except in small claims court, a… Continue reading