Florida Condominium and Community Association Law

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Florida Condominium and Community Association Law, Third 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 Third Edition include:

  • Complete reorganization and update of manual, providing a detailed analysis of the Condominium Act, F.S. Chapter 718, and the Homeowners' Association Act, F.S. Chapter 720.
  • New/Hot Topics: 
    • Brand new Termination Chapter 10.
    • Brand new Bankruptcy section in Chapter 16.
    • The extension of the automatic sunset provision of the Distressed Condominium Relief Act, F.S. 718.701 et seq.
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Voluntary Mediation, and Mandatory Nonbinding Arbitration 
    • Condominium exemption from the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, 15 U.S.C. §§1701 et seq.
    • Retroactive application of F.S. 718.404(2) held unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Florida. Grand Condominium Association, Inc., 62 So.3d 1120 (Fla. 2011).
    • Timeshare Transfer Interest Services
    • Notices of Board of Directors meetings and membership meetings via electronic transmission or e-mail pursuant to F.S. 718.112 and F.S. 720.303.
    • Electronic voting pursuant to F.S. 718.128 and F.S. 720.317.
    • Validity of Amendments to Condominium Documents and Consent to Amendments by Mortgagees.
    • Amendments to Homeowners' Association Documents
    • The Florida Supreme Court's upholding of a Trial Court's Inherent Authority to Appoint Equitable Receiver. Granada Lakes Villas Condominium Ass'n, Inc. v. Mtro-Dade Investments Co., 125 So.3d 756 (Fla. 2013).
    • The "Safe Harbor" provision pursuant to F.S. 718.116.
    • Application of F.S. 720.3085 as it relates to joint and several liability for unpaid assessments held unconstitutional. Pudlit 2 Joint Venture, LLP v. Westwood Gardens Homeowners Ass'n, Inc., 169 So.3d 145 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015).
    • Extension of Implied Warranties of Fitness and Merchantability to Improvements that Provide Essential Services to the Habitability of a Residence. Maronda Homes, Inc. of Florida v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Ass'n, Inc., 127 So.3d 1258 (Fla. 2013).
  • Updated statutes, rules, and case law.
  • Newly Revised Contracts & Forms: 
    •  Purchase Contract 
    • Sample Declaration and Commentary
    • Sample Articles of Incorporation
    • Sample Bylaws
    • Second Notice of Annual Meeting (No Election)
    • Notice With Agenda For Annual Meeting And Election Of Directors
    • Notice With Agenda For Annual Meeting (No Election)
    • General Proxy
    • Statutory Form of Condominium Association Notice of Intent to Record a Claim of Lien
    • Statutory Form of Homeowners' Association Notice of Intent to Record a Claim of Lien.
    • Statutory Form of Condominium Association Notice of Delinquent Assessment.
    • Statutory Form of Homeowners' Association Notice of Delinquent Assessment.

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CONTENTS

1.  Concept Of Condominium and Homeowner Association Ownership
      William P. Sklar

2.  Division Of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, And Mobile Homes
      Karl M. Scheuerman

3.  Planning And Structuring Of Real Estate Developments Using Condominium And Community Associations
      Charles D. Brecker and Margaret A. Rolando

4.  Prospectus, Contract, And Ancillary Documents
      Nicole C. Kibert and Robert S. Freedman

5.  Specific Types Of Condominiums
      Richard Linquanti

6.  Timeshare Condominiums
      Robert S. Freedman

7.  Creating The Fee Simple Condominium
      Richard D. DeBoest II and Sean M. Ellis

8.  Association Organizational Documents
      Joseph E. Adams

9.  Conversions
      David A. Kobrin and Sandra E. Krumbein

10.  Termination
        Alexander Dobrev

11.  The Role Of The Association In Condominium Operations
        Lisa A. Lerner, Roberto C. Blanch, and Ivette Machado Blanch

12.  Unit Owner Rights And Responsibilities
        Peter S. Sachs

13.  Document Amendments and Mergers
        Chad M. McClenathen

14.  Insurance Issues
        Jay Steven Levine

15.  Alternative Dispute Resolution
        Michael J. Gelfand and Karl Scheuerman

16.  Condominium And Homeowners' Association Liens and Bankruptcy
        Michael J. Gelfand, Joanne Gelfand, and Steven Newburgh

17.  Construction Defect Litigation
        Steven B. Lesser, William E. Stockman, and Michele C. Ammendola

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Florida Statutes
Florida Constitution
Laws Of Florida
Attorney General Opinions
Florida Administrative Code
Rules For Court Appointed Arbitrators
Florida Rules Of Civil Procedure
Florida Rules Of Judicial Administration
Florida Rules For Certified and Court Appointed Mediators Florida
Small Claims Rules
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar
United States Constitution United
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