"Another Day, Another Battle..."

Brian S. Hess | Jul 18, 2017

As you may be aware, the Florida legislature approved six bills that directly affect Community Associations in the 2017 legislative session. The governor approved five of these bills, and vetoed one of them. This article will quickly address the three bills that…

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Appeals To A Scheduled Sale

Clayton & McCulloh | Jun 15, 2017

Our Firm has noticed a substantial increase in the number of appeals being filed against lien foreclosure judgments. Part of this is attributable to the overall decrease of foreclosure matters, and the increase in the number of individuals that cannot reasonably file…

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I Volunteer!

Russell Klemm | May 01, 2017

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Florida Community Associations. The members of the Board of Directors and officers of Florida Community Associations, as Not-for-Profit Corporations, are, after all, volunteers. An Association must also depend on volunteers to serve on any committees (Architectural… Continue reading

Let’s Get Down to Businesses

Neal McCulloh | Apr 10, 2017

A provision which prohibits all Business and Commercial Operations may prove problematic, as it may seek to prohibit all business and commercial activities (i.e., operations) within a community. Please appreciate that prohibiting business and commercial activities within communities has become…

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Use of Terms and Conditions in Purchase Agreements

Clayton & McCulloh | Jan 25, 2017

Attorneys and REALTOR®s have sought to produce standardize contracts for the sale and purchase of real estate ever since I can remember. I have personally witnessed the evolution of these contracts over the past forty (40)+ years.

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The Struggle of Notifying Out-of-State Condominium Owners

Clayton & McCulloh | Dec 05, 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, Condominium Associations find themselves sending out mandatory notices to Owners regarding budget proposals, declaration amendments, changes to monthly assessments, etc. But what if, as with many of Florida’s condominium owners, a unit…

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