Florida Condominium and Community Association Law

This book provides complete coverage of Florida condominium law, such as timeshares and fee simple ownership, and discusses homeowners' associations.
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Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive treatment of current legal practice, including a detailed review of timeshare condominiums, alternative dispute resolution, association concerns, forms and procedures from the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums, and Mobile Homes, as well as information concerning homeowners' associations and ancillary matters. 

Highlights of the Fourth Edition include:

  • Updated case law, statutes, and rules and regulations.
  • New Forms
  • Hot Topics:
    • Discussion of the fundamental changes that the 2017 Florida Legislature made to the arbitration program under the Condominium Act, F.S. Chapter 718.
    • Discussion of the 2017 Florida Legislature’s substantial amendments to F.S. 718.116(8) as it relates to assessments, liability, lien and priority, interest, and collection.
    • Discussion of the new electronic posting requirement of the powers and duties of condominium associations under F.S. 718.111(g).
    • Discussion of 2017 Florida Legislature’s creation of criminal penalties and removal from office of condominium association directors and officers under F.S. 718.111(d).
    • Discussion of the new conflict of interest provisions under the Condominium Act, F.S. Chapter 718.
    • The 2017 Florida Legislature’s response to Tropicana Condominium Ass’n, Inc v. Tropical Condominium, LLC, 208 So.3d 755 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016), enacting F.S. 718.117(21), which contains a statement of legislative public policy applying the statute to all condominiums in existence on or after July 1, 2007.
    • Discussion of the 2017 Florida Legislature’s expansion of jurisdiction of the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes.
    • Discussion of the 2017 Florida Legislature’s expansion of Ombudsman’s powers.
    • Discussion of estoppel certificates under the Homeowners’ Association Act, including the new Estoppel Certificate form under F.S. 720.30851.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1.  Concept Of Condominium and Homeowner Association Ownership

William P. Sklar

Chapter 2.  Division Of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, And Mobile Homes

Karl M. Scheuerman

Chapter 3.  Planning And Structuring Of Real Estate Developments Using Condominium And Community Associations

Charles D. Brecker and Margaret A. Rolando

Chapter 4.  Prospectus, Contract, And Ancillary Documents

Nicole C. Kibert and Robert S. Freedman

Chapter 5.  Specific Types Of Condominiums

Richard Linquanti

Chapter 6.  Timeshare Condominiums

Robert S. Freedman

Chapter 7.  Creating The Fee Simple Condominium

Richard D. DeBoest II and Sean M. Ellis

Chapter 8.  Association Organizational Documents

Joseph E. Adams

Chapter 9.  Conversions

David A. Kobrin and Sandra E. Krumbein

Chapter 10.  Termination

Alexander Dobrev

Chapter 11.  The Role Of The Association In Condominium Operations

Lisa A. Lerner, Roberto C. Blanch, and Ivette Machado Blanch

Chapter 12.  Unit Owner Rights And Responsibilities

Peter S. Sachs

Chapter 13.  Document Amendments and Mergers

Chad M. McClenathen

Chapter 14.  Insurance Issues

Jay Steven Levine

Chapter 15.  Alternative Dispute Resolution

Michael J. Gelfand and Karl Scheuerman

Chapter 16.  Condominium And Homeowners' Association Liens, Foreclosure, and Bankruptcy

Michael J. Gelfand and Steven Newburgh

Chapter 17.  Construction Defect Litigation

Steven B. Lesser, William E. Stockman, and Michele C. Ammendola