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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...
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Surprise! ALL Florida Condominium Associations Must Fully Fund Reserves for Structural Components
Cindy A. Hill
News
When the additions to The Condominium Act requiring "Milestone" inspections and "Structural Integrity Reserves Studies" ("SIRS") were made last year, many condominium associations with buildings less than three stories in height breathed a sigh of relief as it appeared that they were not subject to these new obligations. That relief was short-lived...
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New Insurance Laws Passed by The Florida Legislature Impact on Condo Associations and HOAs
Michelle Colburn
News
Jon Lemole, Esq.: Well, I want to welcome everybody today, and thank you for joining us. My name is Jon Lemole. I'm a partner at Tannenbaum Lemole & Hill. I'm joined today by my partner, Cindy Hill, and we have some distinguished guests, which I will introduce or actually let them introduce themselves in a second. Just by way of background, our...
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Thinking of Adding Charging Stations to Your Condo or HOA? - There’s Much to be Considered
Alan E. Tannenbaum
News
With electric cars becoming the trend, owners in Florida condos and HOAs are requesting that their Boards consider installing charging stations. Before as a Board that you act on the request, there is much that needs to be considered first. Authority For condominiums, adding charging stations to the common elements is authorized by Section 718.113(...