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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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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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