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Hollywood, FL (December 29, 2021) – The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, better known as “Freddie Mac,” issued a  Bulletin 21-38 titled “Temporary Condominium and Cooperative Project Requirements and Topic 5600 Reorganization” on Thursday, December 15, 2021. Its stricter requirements, which go into effect February 28, 2022, concern certain real estate and community association properties...
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Florida SB630
Given the relatively slower pace of community association governance, when it came to myriad legal and operations issues suddenly created by the COVID-19 crisis throughout the past year, many Florida community associations have strained to pivot in response. Now, signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and effective as of July 1, 2021, SB...
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Hollywood, Florida – (June 11, 2021) – Earlier this month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed almost 30 bills into law.  Among them was CS/HB 463 Community Association Pools, which takes effect July 1, 2021 and will ease restrictions on certain swimming pools serving community associations throughout the state. Primarily, CS/HB 463 amends Florida Statute 514.0115,...
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On April 27, 2021, more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidelines reducing requirements for outdoor mask-wearing, specifically for people who have been fully vaccinated. For most of the past year, the CDC had been advising Americans to wear masks outdoors if they are within...
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It’s been more than a year since the global COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we knew it. Despite the seismic challenges, the estimated that 60 percent of Floridians who live in a condominium, homeowners’ association or co-op, have reacted, adapted and carried on, showing resilience through these most challenging times. In March 2020, Florida Governor...
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On March 29 Governor DeSantis signed CS/SB 72 – Civil Liability for Damages Relating to COVID-19 into law. The new bill provides crucial liability protection to individuals and businesses such as community associations, along with educational institutions, religious organizations, and health care providers for liability claims related to COVID-19. The provisions in this new legislation...
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United States Capitol
When purchasing a residence in a condominium, homeowners association or a co-op, you by default agree to reside in a community association. You live in relatively close proximity to your neighbors and equally share the right to utilize common areas, whether it’s a lobby, pool, gym, parking lot and/or clubhouse.  Monthly Association dues fund shared...
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Community association issues are getting off to a prompt start when the Florida Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee meets on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to take up SB 56 which relates to Community Association Assessment Notices. To view the agenda, click here. SB 56, one of the only two community association-related bills filed to date in...
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emotional support dog
Air travel will change in more ways than one during the COVID-19 era and some owners of emotional support animals may be unhappy, especially if they’ve racked up frequent flyer miles with certain airlines. As of January 11, 2021, substantial amendments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on...
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