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A Quick-Reference Guide to Complying with Florida’s New Condo Safety and Reserve Funding Legislation After SB-154 (2023) – The “Glitch Bill”*
Jon Lemole
News
The recent Florida condominium safety and reserve funding legislation has proved to be a source of confusion for many Florida condominium associations.The stakes are high since these statutes took effect as of July 1, 2022.In SB-154 (the "Glitch Bill"), the Legislature attempted to remove various ambiguities in the original legislation.For many con...
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Smart Board & Property Manager Legal Guide: Key Elements In A Repair Contract
Michelle Colburn
Video
Alan Tannenbaum, Esq.: My name is Alan Tannenbaum, and our firm is Tannenbaum, Lemole & Hill, and we are giving a presentation today on key elements in a repair contract. Since the last Smart Board, we've had two lawyer additions to our firm. And you'll see today, Destinee Small and Jennifer Myers, who have joined our firm as associates and the...
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Demystifying Budgets & Assessments: Insights from Industry Leaders
Michelle Colburn
News
Video Insights: Importance of Reserve Studies The Surfside tragedy in Florida highlighted the importance of saving funds for older buildings and brought attention to the lack of best practices in funding reserves. The latest law on waiving reserves is increasing the threshold for waiving or partially funding reserves, encouraging boards to stop pas...
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STRUCTURAL DESIGN DEFECTS AT SURFSIDE?
Jon Lemole
News
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SURFSIDE INVESTIGATION POINT TO THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE FOR OWNER-CONTROLLED ASSOCIATIONS TO COMMISSION TURNOVER ENGINEERING STUDIES  On June 16, 2023, a number of news outlets reported that preliminary investigative reports of the Surfside condominium collapse have identified a latent structural design flaw at the b...
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Unpacking the Legislative Changes Impacting Florida Community Associations
Michelle Colburn
News
VIDEO SUMMARY: In the rapidly evolving world of community associations in Florida, new legislative adjustments have necessitated a swift and informed reaction from legal professionals. The legal landscape of community associations has been dramatically transformed, primarily due to two legislative areas: tort reform and construction defect claim re...
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LEGISLATIVE ALERT – HB837 – Tort Reform and Building Security from Crime
Jon Lemole
News
HB837 was signed by the Governor on March 24, 2023.It presents one of the most significant legislative tort reform efforts in Florida over the last 50 years.Let's look at some of the key features which impact Florida condominium and homeowners' associations. Statute of Limitations on Negligence Claims HB837 shortens Florida's statute of limitation ...
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The Addition of Charging Stations to Florida Condominium or HOA Properties: Requirements, Concerns & Challenges
Michelle Colburn
News
Alan Tannenbaum, Esq.: One of the things we're not going to be covering today is how local municipalities and counties have been responding to permit requests, and so forth for the installation of this type of equipment, and whether there are any local codes or ordinances that might apply. We're not going to go into depth on that because, obviously...
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LEGISLATIVE ALERT – SB360 – Turnover Claims – Statute of Repose
Jon Lemole
News
On March 14, 2023, the Governor signed SB-360 which addresses, among other things, a shortening of the statute of repose for construction defect claims. A "statute of repose" or "repose period" is a hard deadline on bringing claims against a developer, design engineer, architect, builder or other contractor for defective design or construction.Unti...
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Smart Board & Property Manager Legal Guide: Where Do We Find The Money?
Michelle Colburn
Video
Video Transcript Alan Tannenbaum...: Good morning everybody. This is Alan Tannenbaum, of Tannenbaum, Lemole & Hill. I'm here with my partners, John LA and Cindy Hill. Alan Tannenbaum...: And we ask everybody to put themselves on mute. If you have questions, send them through the chat feature. We will ultimately get to everybody's question. If y...