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Service Animal Bill Goes Into Effect – July 2020

Service Animal Bill Goes Into Effect – July 2020

Service animals have been a hot topic for associations. We can hardly make it through a board meeting without the...
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Keeping Your Association’s Website Compliant

Keeping Your Association’s Website Compliant

As attorneys working exclusively with planned community associations for the past ten years, Business Law Group has seen a lot...
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The Three Rules of Attorney Billing

The Three Rules of Attorney Billing

In private, lawyers will tell you these three rules about their legal fees:   Rule #1- Never bill a client...
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Coronavirus Increases Community Association Delinquencies

Coronavirus Increases Community Association Delinquencies

The novel coronavirus triggered versions of stay in place or quarantine orders in many American communities in March.  The initial...
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Community Associations and COVID-19

Community Associations and COVID-19

Community Associations and COVID-19 In the past several weeks I have spoken to many Clients with questions on how their...
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Covid-19, Force Majeure, and Cash

Covid-19, Force Majeure, and Cash

Are you in a contract that requires a large cash outlay for something no longer needed, required, or going to...
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House Bill 623

Florida law currently prohibits associations from entering into contracts with service providers owned by board members or their family members. ...
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Does Your Association Have a Collection Policy?

LM Funding recommends that every board adopt a collection policy.  A collection policy creates a road map for how delinquencies are handled....
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Avoid Discrimination & Lawsuits

DISCRIMINATION AND THE FAIR HOUSING ACT There have been many occasions when discrimination charges are filed or are threatened to...
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Can You and Should You Regulate Guns?

Does Your Community Have the Right to Ban Guns? Given the ongoing and tragic events surrounding gun violence, the question...
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Are Collection Costs Recoverable?

Can You Recover Your Costs from Collection as an HOA or COA? If an Association pursues delinquent assessments, can collection...
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Managing Your Law Firm, Bad Debt & Legal Fees

The Board of Directors of a Condominium, Homeowner, or Cooperative Association manages the affairs of the community, and as part...
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Do I Have to be Certified to Serve on the Board?

In Florida, Board members of community associations must be certified within 90 days of election. Newly elected board members must...
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