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Homeowners’ Associations: Four Common Myths

While most homeowners understand the importance and the role played by the homeowners’ association governing their neighborhood, many don’t understand the seriousness of the obligation to timely pay all assessments due to the association. These are some of the most common misconceptions:

Myth No. 1: The association can’t foreclose on my property

A homeowner’s failure to make timely payments of his association assessments will likely result in the association placing a lien on the homeowner’s property.

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Interim assessments per Executive Order 10-169

On about July 21, 2010, Governor Crist issued Executive Order 10-169, which authorizes the Property Appraiser’s offices in counties affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill, which includes the coastal counties  of the Tampa Bay area, to provide taxpayers with an interim assessment for claims purposes only.

  • You may use the interim assessment to substantiate a claim to BP or any of the parties responsible.

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SB1196 – Changes in Association Law

Effective July 1, 2010, Senate Bill 1196 has become law.  While SB1196 implemented a number of changes to Chapters 718 (condominium associations) and 720 (homeowners’ associations) of the Florida Statutes, there are several changes in particular which directly impact the answers to questions we have often received from clients:

Association Records

  1. The provisions of Chapter 617,

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