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Water Damage
Water damage is the number one complaint we receive from Florida condo owners. Water damage can be a significant and costly problem for condo owners. Navigating the complexities of Florida Condominium Law and insurance coverage can be challenging. We are familiar with the intricacies of Florida Condo Law, including the interplay between the law, the association’s governing documents, and insurance policies. We understand the unique challenges that arise when water damage affects condominiums, both in individual units and common elements. Here’s how we help with water damage claims:
  • Determining Who Pays: We help Florida condominium owners understand their rights and obligations regarding water damage. We can help investigate the cause of the damage to determine liability, whether it be from an insurable event or negligence of the condo association/neighbors, and provide guidance on who should pay for different portions of the water damage.
  • Legal Demand Letters: We write legal demand letters that clearly outline your position, the facts of the case, the desired resolution, and put your Association on notice that you are represented by a lawyer.  A legal demand letter shows that you are serious and prepared to take further legal action if necessary.  In many cases, sending a legal demand letter is a cost-effective way to encourage the Condo Association to address your issues quickly.
  • Insurance Coverage Analysis: We review homeowner’s insurance policies, condo association insurance policies, and any other relevant insurance coverage to assess the scope of coverage for water damage claims. We aim to maximize our clients’ recovery for damages by leveraging available insurance benefits.
  • Lawsuits: When disputes cannot be resolved  with the Association, neighbor, or their insurers, we bring 23 years of courtroom experience to advocate for our clients’ rights in court. We are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients in lawsuits against Associations, neighbors, and anyone else responsible for causing water damage to your condominium unit.
If your Florida condominium has suffered water damage, contact us to explore your legal options and maximize your recovery. Our goal is to provide efficient and effective legal representation, tailored to the specific needs of each client and their unique water damage situation. To learn more about your rights under Florida law when it comes to water damage, additional free information is available here: Free Information
Mold Damage
Mold damage is another one of the top complaints we receive from Florida condo owners. Toxic mold resulting from water damage or other factors can lead to serious problems. We assist in pursuing mold claims to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients and seek compensation for related costs. We are familiar with the intricacies of Florida Condo Law, including the interplay between the law, the association’s governing documents, and insurance policies. We understand the unique challenges that arise when mold damage affects condominiums, both in individual units and common elements. Here’s how we help with mold damage claims:
  • Determining Who Pays: We help Florida condominium owners understand their rights and obligations regarding mold damage. We can help investigate the cause of the damage to determine liability, whether it be from an insurable event or negligence of the condo association/neighbors, and provide guidance on who should pay for different portions of the mold damage.
  • Legal Demand Letters: We write legal demand letters that clearly outline your position, the facts of the case, the desired resolution, and put your Association on notice that you are represented by a lawyer.  A legal demand letter shows that you are serious and prepared to take further legal action if necessary.  In many cases, sending a legal demand letter is a cost-effective way to encourage the Condo Association to address your issues quickly.
  • Lawsuits: When disputes cannot be resolved with the Association, neighbor, or their insurers, we bring 23 years of courtroom experience to advocate for our clients’ rights in court. We are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients in lawsuits against Associations, neighbors, and anyone else responsible for causing mold damage to your condominium unit.
We understand the unique challenges posed by mold damage in Florida condominiums and are committed to providing efficient and effective legal representation tailored to the specific needs of each client and their unique mold damage situation. If your Florida condominium has suffered mold damage, contact us to explore your legal options, protect your rights, and help maximize your recovery. For additional free information about your rights under Florida law regarding mold damage, please visit: Free Information
Selective Enforcement of Rules and Harassment
Sometimes Board members and managers abuse their power, harassing condo owners or selectively enforcing the rules against some owners and not others. Condominium associations are required to enforce rules and regulations consistently and fairly among all owners and residents.  We can investigate instances of selective enforcement to determine if your rights have been violated and work to hold the association accountable through mediation, arbitration, and litigation. We understand that these situations can be distressing and disruptive to your peace of mind and your rights as a condo owner. Some of the ways we help are:
  • Protection from Selective Enforcement and Harassment: If you are suffering from selective enforcement of the rules, harassment or retaliation from the condo association or its representatives due to exercising your rights, voicing concerns, or seeking redress, we are here to help. We strongly believe that no condo owner should be subjected to mistreatment or intimidation, and we will vigorously advocate for your protection.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Condo associations have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of all unit owners. If you suspect that the association is failing to fulfill its responsibilities or is engaging in actions detrimental to condo owners, we will thoroughly investigate the matter and pursue appropriate legal remedies.
  • Legal Demand Letters: We write legal demand letters that clearly outline your position, the facts of the case, the desired resolution, and put your Association on notice that you are represented by a lawyer.  A legal demand letter shows that you are serious and prepared to take further legal action if necessary.  In many cases, sending a legal demand letter is a cost-effective way to encourage the Condo Association to address your issues quickly.
  • Legal Guidance and Education: We provide legal advice and guidance to help you understand your rights under Florida law and your governing documents.  We will explain the options available to address issues of selective enforcement and harassment, and develop a strategy tailored to your specific needs and goals.
  • Lawsuits: When disputes cannot be resolved with the Association, we bring 23 years of courtroom experience to advocate for our clients’ rights in court. We are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome for our clients in lawsuits to stop harassment and selective enforcement of the rules.
If you are facing issues related to selective enforcement or harassment within your Florida condominium, contact us for a consultation. We are here to listen, advise, and fight for your rights throughout every step of the legal process. Together, we can strive for a positive resolution that protects your rights as a condo owner. To learn more about your rights under Florida law when it comes to selective enforcement and harassment, additional free information is available here: Free Information
Failure to Repair or Maintain Common Elements
Condo Associations in Florida have a non-delegable duty to maintain and repair the common areas. Common areas include the roof, pool, lobby, elevator, landscaping, parking lot, building exterior, internal plumbing and any other property common to all the Owners. If the Board fails to properly maintain the common elements or refuses to make necessary repairs, a condo owner can force the Association to comply with its duties. Sometimes, the Association is negligent in the way it maintains the common elements. If the Association’s negligence causes damage to you or your unit, you can sue the Association for compensation. We understand the frustration and financial burdens that can arise when Associations neglect their responsibilities, leading to property damage and diminished quality of life for condo owners. If your condo is not repairing or maintaining the common elements, contact us for a consultation. We are here to listen, advise, and fight for your rights throughout every step of the legal process. Together, we can strive for a positive resolution that protects your rights as a condo owner. To learn more about your rights under Florida law when it comes to the Association’s duty to maintain the common elements, additional free information is available here: Free Information
Disputes with Neighbors

Living in a Florida condominium means that you have a lot of neighbors living close to you.  Not everyone is a good neighbor.  Bad neighbors can make living in your condo miserable.

We help Florida condominium owners in disputes with their neighbors. We understand that conflicts with neighbors can be emotionally charged and disruptive to your quality of life. We are here to protect your rights and interests, seeking fair resolutions to restore peace within your condominium community.

Here’s how we help when neighbors are causing problems:

  • Nuisance and Noise Disputes: Condominium living often involves close proximity to neighbors, making noise and nuisance disputes common. Whether you are dealing with excessive noise, bad smells, illegal activities, disruptive behavior, or other nuisances that impact your enjoyment of your unit, we work to address these issues and seek solutions.
  • Parking and Common Area Conflicts: Parking and use of common areas can be sources of contention among condo owners. We advocate for your rights when disputes arise over parking spaces, shared amenities, or exclusive use areas, ensuring that your access to these resources is fair and respected.
  • Pet and Animal Issues: Conflicts related to pets and animals, such as barking dogs, aggressive behavior, or violations of pet policies, can cause tension within the community. We help resolve these disputes in a manner that upholds the rights of all condo owners while promoting a harmonious living environment.
  • Boundaries and Encroachments: Boundary disputes between neighboring units can lead to misunderstandings and disputes. Our attorneys work to clarify property lines, address encroachments, and ensure that all condo owners can enjoy their property rights without interference.
  • Alterations and Modifications: Disputes may arise when neighbors make alterations or modifications to their units that impact neighboring units. We navigate these conflicts, ensuring that modifications comply with association rules and regulations and do not unreasonably affect other condo owners.
  • Short-Term Rentals: When your governing documents or municipal code prohibit short-term rentals, we can assist in making sure your neighbors comply with the law.

Often, the Association often has an obligation to address these complaints to enforce the Condo Rules and Declaration.  If your Board does not or cannot enforce its own Condo Rules and Declaration, Owners have the right to bring claims against both neighbors and the Association to enforce the rules.

If you are required to enforce your rights under the Condo Declaration or Rules against the Association or a neighbor, the Association or neighbor may have to pay you for the costs of your suit if you win.

If you have a dispute with neighbors in your Florida condominium, contact us for a consultation. We are here to listen, advise, and advocate for your rights throughout the resolution process. Additional free information is available here: Free Information

Pets and Emotional Support Animals


Many condominiums have “no pet” policies.  Others impose weight limits on the size of pets.  You still have rights as a condo owner.
We provide comprehensive legal representation and advocacy for condominium owners in Florida dealing with issues related to pets and emotional support animals. We understand the importance of pets and emotional support animals in the lives of condo owners, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring fair treatment under Florida law.

Here’s how we help with pets and emotional support animals:

  • Pet Restrictions and Rules: Condominium associations often have rules and restrictions regarding pets, including breed restrictions, size limitations, and leash policies. We help condo owners understand these rules and advocate for their rights when disputes arise over pet-related issues.
  • Emotional Support Animal Accommodation: Federal laws like the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act protect owners of emotional support animals and service animals. Florida law also protects owners of emotional support animals and service animals.  We assist condo owners in navigating the process of obtaining appropriate accommodations for emotional support and service animals and ensure that their rights are upheld.
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests: We provide legal guidance and representation for condo owners seeking reasonable accommodation for their pets, service animals, or emotional support animals. 
  • Pet Deposits and Fees: Disputes may arise over pet deposits, fees, or additional charges imposed by condo associations. We review governing documents and applicable laws to determine the legitimacy of these charges and advocate for fair treatment of condo owners in relation to pet-related costs.
  • Litigation: In cases where disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, we are prepared to advocate vigorously for your rights in court. We will pursue your case with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

At our law firm, we recognize the importance of pets, service animals, and emotional support animals to condo owners and their well-being. Our mission is to ensure that condo owners’ rights are protected, and that they are treated fairly and with respect in matters concerning pets and emotional support animals.

If you are facing issues related to pets, service animals, or emotional support animals in your Florida condominium, contact us for a consultation. Our attorneys are here to listen, advise, and advocate for your rights throughout the resolution process. Let us be your partner in seeking fair and equitable treatment for you and your beloved pets or emotional support animals in your condominium community. Additional free information is available here: Free Information

Investigating the Board

Are you concerned about financial mismanagement in your Florida Condo Association?  Is the Board spending your money the right way?  Does something seem wrong?

As a Florida condominium owner, you have the right to access records and documents from the condominium association under the Florida Condominium Act.

We help concerned unit owners “investigate” their Board of Directors and Management through submission of formal records requests.

Here are some key rights and provisions related to requesting records for investigation:;

  • Formal Records Request: As a condo owner, you can make a formal written request to the association for access to specific records. 
  • Reasonable Timeframe: Upon receiving your written request, the association must provide access to the requested records within a reasonable time, typically within ten (10) working days.
  • Scope of Records: You have the right to access records related to the association’s official business, financial operations, minutes of meetings, budgets, contracts, and more. As a condo owner, you have the right to inspect the association’s financial records, including financial statements, budgets, and expenditures. Certain records, however, may be exempt from disclosure.
  • Enforcement: If the association refuses to provide access to the requested records, you may pursue legal action to enforce your rights under the Florida Condominium Act. In such cases, you may be entitled to recover attorney’s fees and costs if you prevail.

If you want to “investigate” your Board of Directors or management, we can assist you to write the kind of formal requests that will be legally enforceable if you encounter any difficulties or challenges in obtaining records from your Florida condominium association. Additional free information is available here: Free Information

Illegal Fees, Fines, and Assessments
Predatory collections are a problem in some Florida Condo Associations.  The problem gets even worse with excessive attorneys’ fees added to the collection process. When the Association, its lawyer, or its collection firm breaks the rules in collections, Florida condo owners may be entitled to emotional, statutory, and punitive damages…plus the Association may have to pay your attorneys’ fees and costs if you win. At our law firm, we help condominium owners in Florida who are facing challenges with their condominium association’s attempts to collect illegal fees, fines, and assessments. We understand that condo owners have rights and protections under Florida law, and we are committed to upholding those rights and fighting against unjust or improper charges. Violations of Florida law include:
  • Trying to collect amounts you do not owe
  • Trying to collect amounts that law does not allow to be charged
  • Trying to collect fines more than the statutory maximum in Florida
  • Communicating with you directly to collect amounts when you tell them you have a lawyer
  • Failing to provide you with certain mandatory disclosures about your rights
  • Failing to follow the proper procedures to impose a lien on your unit
  • Failing to follow fining committee procedures
The Florida laws protecting Unit Owners from predatory charges and collections are powerful rights that protect you. Here’s how we help:
  • Reviewing Governing Documents: We thoroughly review the condominium association’s governing documents, including bylaws and declarations, to ensure that any fees, fines, or assessments being imposed are in compliance with the law and the association’s own regulations.
  • Identifying Illegal Charges: We scrutinize the association’s actions to identify any fees, fines, or assessments that are not authorized by Florida Condominium Law or the association’s governing documents. If we find any illegal charges, we take immediate action to challenge and rectify them.
  • Fighting Unjust Fines: Condominium associations may impose fines for violations of community rules, but these fines must be properly assessed and enforced. We challenge excessive or unfair fines and work to protect condo owners from arbitrary or retaliatory actions.
  • Assessment Disputes: Assessments play a crucial role in maintaining the condominium community, but they must be lawfully imposed. We challenge assessments that are not assessed properly or that exceed the association’s authority.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to pursue your case in court. We advocate passionately for your rights, seeking remedies and fair compensation for any damages incurred due to the association’s unlawful actions, including the costs of litigation.
Our mission is to stand by your side, ensuring that your rights are respected, and that you are not burdened by illegal fees, fines, or assessments imposed by your condominium association. We understand the stress and financial strain that such situations can cause, and we are here to provide you with strong legal support and representation. If you are facing challenges with your Florida condominium association’s attempts to collect illegal fees, fines, or assessments, contact us for a consultation. Additional free information is available here: Free Information
Recalling Board Members
Sometimes “enough is enough” with a member of the Board of Directors. Whether it is because they run the condominium like their own kingdom, misspend the Association funds, violate the law, or interfere with elections, the unit owners can always decide to remove a member of the Board through a statutory recall process. Our law firm provides legal representation and advocacy for condominium owners in Florida seeking to recall board members from the Board of Directors of their condominium association. We understand that the right to recall board members is an essential aspect of preserving the integrity and transparency of the condominium community. We are here to protect your rights and empower you to effect positive change within your association. Here’s how we help:
  • Recall Process Guidance: We educate condo owners about the recall process under Florida law, including the requirements for initiating a recall petition, gathering signatures, and conducting a recall vote.
  • Compliance with Florida Statutes: We ensure that all recall efforts are conducted in strict compliance with the relevant Florida statutes, including Chapter 718, Florida Statutes, which governs condominiums.
  • Document Preparation: Our attorneys assist in preparing the necessary documentation, ensuring that all legal requirements are met for a valid recall effort.
  • Challenging Obstacles: If the association or board members attempt to obstruct the recall process, we challenge any illegal or improper actions, advocating for your rights as condo owners.
  • Representation in Recall Meetings: We provide legal representation and guidance during recall meetings and votes to ensure that the process is fair and transparent.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to defend your rights in arbitration or in court. We will advocate passionately for the successful removal of board members who have acted against the best interests of the condominium community.
Our mission is to support condo owners in their efforts to hold board members accountable and promote transparency and good governance within their condominium association. We understand the importance of an active and informed community and work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are upheld and protected throughout the recall process. If you are seeking to recall board members from the Board of Directors of your Florida condominium association, contact us for a consultation. We are here to listen, advise, and advocate for your rights throughout the recall process. Let us be your dedicated partner in effecting positive change and ensuring that your association’s leadership is aligned with the best interests of the entire condominium community. Additional free information is available here: Free Information
Improper Elections

Condo elections are important.  And not everyone plays according to the rules.

Because your condo is your home and a large investment of money, the annual condo election can be the most important election in your life.

Make the Association play by the rules.

We are dedicated to helping condominium owners in Florida who seek to challenge improper condo board elections. We understand that fair and transparent board elections are essential for maintaining the integrity and governance of the condominium community. We are here to protect your rights and uphold the principles of democratic governance within your association.

Here’s how we help with elections concerns:

  • Election Law Compliance: We thoroughly review Florida condominium election laws, including Chapter 718, Florida Statutes, to ensure that all election procedures are conducted in strict compliance with the law.
  • Investigation of Election Irregularities: We request and inspect the election records to identify any irregularities or improprieties that may have occurred during the election process. This includes reviewing voting procedures, candidate eligibility, ballot counting, and other relevant factors.
  • Candidate Eligibility Disputes: If there are concerns about the eligibility of candidates running for the board, we work to ensure that all candidates meet the legal qualifications for board membership.
  • Petition for Election Contest: In cases where election irregularities have significantly impacted the results, we can file a petition for an election contest to challenge the outcome and seek a fair and accurate election result.
  • Appointment of an Election Monitor:  We can assist concerned condominium unit owners in having a neutral election monitor appointed through the State of Florida to monitor your election.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to pursue your case in arbitration under the Florida Condominium Act. 

If you believe your Association is not playing by the rules in how it conducts the annual election, you have rights.

You have the right to a free and fair condominium board election to protect your home and your property values.

Our mission is to support condo owners in their efforts to ensure fair and transparent board elections within their condominium association. We understand the importance of holding the board accountable and preserving the principles of democratic governance.
If you are seeking to challenge an improper condo board election in Florida, contact us for a consultation. We are here to listen, advise, and advocate for your rights throughout the election dispute process. Let us be your dedicated partner in promoting fair and just elections and upholding the democratic principles that are crucial to the well-being of your condominium community. Additional free information is available here: Free Information