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HOA Blog Part V: Distinguishing Between Condo and HOA Fees, Fines, and Penalties

Published: July 10th, 2017

By: Peter M. Dunbar Brian M. Stephens

Back in Part 1 of this series, we noted that subtle distinctions exist between the rules regulating condominiums versus rules regulating homeowner’s associations. And, in keeping with that subtly, much of what has been discussed in Parts 2, 3, and 4, of this series is equally applicable to condo and homeowner’s associations. Here, however, it […]

HOA Blog Series Part III: What Happens When You Don’t Follow HOA Rules?

Published: November 15th, 2016

By: Peter M. Dunbar Brian M. Stephens

You’re not the boss of me… In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we learned what it means to live in a common interest community, generally, and what documents are used to establish the community – looking specifically at homeowners association controlled communities (“HOAs”). In this Part 3, we’ll consider the HOA rules […]

HOA Blog Series Part II: What Restrictions Exist in a HOA?

Published: September 12th, 2016

By: Peter M. Dunbar Brian M. Stephens

Understanding My HOA In part one of the series, we answered what it means to live in a neighborhood association. Basically, it means that you live in a distinct area and that area, along with each of the property owners within it, are subject to a set of rules and regulations. Those rules and regulations […]

Marketable Record Title to Real Property – Addressing MRTA’s Unintended Consequences

Published: February 5th, 2016

By: Brian M. Stephens

Chapter 712 of the Florida Statutes is entitled “Marketable Record Titles to Real Property”. The act, however, is more commonly known as the Marketable Record Titles Act (“MRTA”). As a result of certain unintended consequences, MRTA may be undergoing some important changes. And, those changes may start with a recent bill from the Florida Legislature’s […]