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October, 2013

New Law Places Restrictions on Association’s Ability to Swipe Drivers Licenses

October 16th, 2013

Posted in Condominium & Homeowner Association Law

It is common for gated condominium and homeowner associations (HOAs) to utilize security personnel at entrance gates to administer entrance into a community.  In this regard, it is frequent that security personnel will swipe the driver license of a guest wishing to enter the community in order to record the driver’s information to store their information in case a future need arises to contact the guest, such as a burglary or accident in the neighborhood.  Some community associations use this information to run a license search to determine if the driver license is suspended or revoked in order to protect the association’s property and residents.
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Requesting Liability Insurance Information in Florida

October 15th, 2013

Posted in Business Law

Under Florida Statute §627.4137, you may request a person or entity reveal certain liability insurance information to you. Section 627.4137 of the Florida Statutes states, “Each insurer which does or may provide liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of any claim which might be made shall provide, within 30 days of the written request of the claimant, a statement, under oath, of a corporate officer or the insurer’s claims manager or superintendent setting forth the following information with regard to each known policy of insurance, including excess or umbrella insurance:
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HOA Reporting – What Associations (and Managers) Need to Know

October 10th, 2013

Posted in Condominium & Homeowner Association Law

During the recent legislative session, House Bill 7119 was passed and served to amend numerous portions of Chapter 720 governing Homeowner Associations (“HOA”).  Notably, this bill served to create Section 720.303(13) of the Florida Statutes, which provides that all mandatory HOAs must report to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) on or before November 22, 2013 and provide certain information as part of the report.  In this post you will find relevant information to assist Community Association Managers (“CAM”) and self-managed HOAs in making sure that all information is properly submitted.
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