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Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Association Rules After Expiration of the Governor’s State of Emergency Order for COVID-19 (FL)

By the time you read this article, the governor’s declared state of emergency as related to the coronavirus may have reached an end. If not, well, hopefully it will soon enough due to significant diminution of the coronavirus. What then? What happens to the rules adopted by an association in an effort to combat the coronavirus? Can an association turn away guests of residents? Can the number of people allowed to use the amenities, such as the pool, be limited? Just how far can the board go in its efforts to create reasonable rules?   Read the article…………………………………. ...

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Do your Association COVID rules need adjusting as we move into Season? (FL)

With the cold weather up north and new lock downs in some states put in place from COVID spikes we are seeing a lot of snowbirds flying and driving back down here escaping from their lockdowns up north.   Read the article……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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MASK FINE: Palmetto Place Condo Owner Fined $5100, She Says It’s Illegal (FL)

A Boca Raton Realtor who is selling her home in Palmetto Place — a large, upscale condominium building near Mizner Park — is fighting a $5100 fine she received for not wearing a mask in the building.  Bobbi Engelke tells BocaNewsNow.com that the fine appeared on her estoppel statement which she just received as she prepares to sell her unit. The alleged violation occurred in late spring.    Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Residents at 2 Miami condos fed up with short-term rentals, pandemic parties (FL)

We have exposed Miami-Dade mansions being used as party houses during the coronavirus pandemic, but tonight it’s condo residents complaining, saying a combination of COVID parties and violence has turned luxury living into a nightmare. The Nightteam’s Karen Hensel investigates.    Read the article……………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Some gated communities are pulling back to slow coronavirus (FL)

With Palm Beach County’s stubborn trend of COVID-19 cases, some age-restricted gated communities west of Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are again going into shut-down mode.  The closings are getting push back from a number of residents who had campaigned hard for their homeowner associations to reopen in late May after a nearly three-month shutdown.   Read the article……………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Pandemic has changed how boards do business (FL)

Q: Our condominium association board held online/telephone monthly meetings during the pandemic enabling owners to listen and ask questions. Normally, our board holds meetings where owners may attend in person. When the Florida Governor implemented Phase 2, the board went back to in person attendance meetings with social distancing. Is the condominium association required to make the board meetings available via telephone/video to all of owners?     Read the Q&A……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_n...

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Could HOA’s Be Asked to Turn Over Guest Lists to Track COVID Spread (FL)

HOA and country club communities throughout Palm Beach County may be asked to turn over guest lists when it appears parties are taking place against CDC and local health department guidance.    Read the article………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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COVID presents extraordinary financial challenges to condo associations (FL)

Q:  I live in a condominium for older persons. In March 2020, the board of directors for our condominium association approved the replacement of all wood fences in 2020. Currently there are not enough funds in our reserves to cover the replacement costs, so the board is assessing each unit nearly a thousand dollars.  The first payment was due April 15, the 2nd payment is due June 15 and the final payment is due Aug. 15.    Read the Q&A……………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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