Florida mobile home & RV lawyer Scott Gordon of Lutz, Bobo, Telfair, Eastman, Gabel & Lee Law Firm has introduced his resident-owned community law blog, Florida ROC. Scott uses Florida ROC to provide information, news and updates for resident-owned mobile home, RV & subdivision communities.
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I have to assume that most of us that remain in Florida during the "off season" were not obsessed with the Casey Anthony trial. Nonetheless, almost immediately after the verdict, the social media (characterized by numerous comments on my Facebook page) was buzzing with...
A set of new regulations created in 2010 under the Americans with Disabilities Act was scheduled to go into effect on March 15, 2012. Late last week, the deadline for compliance with these regulations was extended for 60 days with the possibility of an additional extension of time to allow...
Florida's state senators and representatives have concluded their 2012 legislative session in Tallahassee. While House Bill 319 was overwhelmingly approved, Senate Bill 680--the companion to HB 319--never came before the Senate for a vote, thus effectively preventing either of these bills from...
On February 28 of this year, residents of Indianwood Golf & Country Club purchased their community, with the assistance of Marty Pozgay's Florida Community Services Group. Indianwood is a 596 space manufactured housing community located in Indiantown, which is located in Martin County, west of...
Last night's blog entry focused on the most recent version of House Bill 319 and specifically on two revisions--the addition of the "safe harbor" provisions found in Chapters 718 and 720 of the Florida Statutes to F.S. Section 719.108 and the removal of the...
As most of the followers of this blog know, Florida's legislature is currently in session in Tallahassee. The bill that may be of most interest to community association managers, homeowners, and those of us that provide legal assistance and advice to ROCs--House Bill 319--has been making its way...
It's no secret that the Fair Housing Act prohibits housing providers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. An community association thus must make a "reasonable accommodation" to a disabled current or prospective resident who requires that accommodation to...
Followers of this blog know that I frequently caution that almost all board meetings in resident owned communities must be properly noticed and open to association members. There are specific provisions prohibiting board members from meeting "behind closed doors" in the statutes...
Florida's Republican primary is just a few days away and many, if not most, of the community associations in our state are in the midst of their own ROC board elections. What better time to remind unit owners in condominiums and cooperatives about the procedures that must be followed if the...
We're only two weeks into 2012 and I've already had the opportunity to make a presentation on conducting elections in community associations for managers and board members on behalf of our local chapter of the Community Associations Institute and speak about the"55 and over" exemption and...