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What laws govern Florida condominiums?
Florida Statute Chapter 718, also known as the Florida Condominium Act, is the primary legal framework that governs condominiums in Florida. This statute outlines the rights and responsibilities of condominium associations, unit owners, and more. If you want to review Chapter 718 yourself, click here.
Are there other laws that apply to Florida condominiums?
Yes, in addition to Chapter 718, various other state and federal laws may apply to condominiums. These may include building codes, zoning regulations, fair housing laws, and environmental regulations.
What are the key documents that govern a Florida condominium?
The key documents governing a Florida condominium include: * Declaration of Condominium: This is the most important document governing your condo association. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of the association and the unit owners, and is specific to your condominium. * Rules and Regulations: These documents may be established by the Association’s board and detail specific rules for the community. Rules and Regulations cannot violate the Declaration of Condominium. * Bylaws: Bylaws outline governance structure of the Association, how meetings are conducted, and voting procedures. * Articles of Incorporation: These documents establish the legal entity of the condominium association and may outline its purpose and powers.
Can these documents be amended?
Yes, these documents can be amended, but the process and requirements for amendments are typically outlined in the governing documents. Amendments may require approval from a specified percentage of unit owners or the association’s board.
What is a Condominium Association supposed to do?
The condominium association is responsible for managing and maintaining the common elements and enforcing the rules and regulations outlined in the governing documents. It also collects assessments from unit owners to fund these operations.
What should I do if I have a dispute with my condominium association?
If you have a dispute, you can start by reviewing the governing documents to understand your rights and the association’s responsibilities. You may also want to seek legal counsel to help you with that process.