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A Key West condo building at risk of being condemned faces a $10 million repair bill (FL)

Key West’s chief building official on Monday said he will not condemn a troubled 111-unit condominium building, but he ordered the condo association to stick to a timeline for repairs.   Read the entire article………………………………. Community Associations    

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Condo questions: How do I request my records from association’s board? (FL)

Q: I want to submit an official records request to my condo association. Along with the records, I also want the board to answer a few questions I have about certain expenses from this past year which is also the subject of the records request.  Can you explain how I can do this and what is the association required to do?     Read the Q&A……………………………. Community Associations    

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What questions Tampa Bay condo associations are asking after Surfside collapse (FL)

It’s been a little over two months since the sudden collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside on June 24, which killed 98 people.  The tragedy has prompted many condo associations, lawyers and consumer advocates to reassess Florida’s laws surrounding inspections and maintenance funding, after it was revealed that Champlain Towers South had just over $777,000 in reserves to pay for what was estimated by inspectors as a $16.2 million repair bill.    Read the entire article………………………………. Community Associations   &...

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Condo questions: Is use of our community’s name/logo on a social media page illegal? (FL)

Q: We recently have had a group of residents start a social media site for discussions about life in our community. The page appears to be “official” as it uses our community’s name and logo  Read the Q&A………………………………… Community Associations    

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How condo associations can get construction projects done the right way (FL)

Aristotle said, “Well begun is half done,” and Julie Andrews made the proverb famous when she said it in her 1964 Oscar-winning role as the magical Mary Poppins.  These ageless words of wisdom are especially true for construction projects, particularly those undertaken to restore and repair high-rise condominiums.    Read the entire article………………………………. Community Associations    

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With $10M-plus renovation pending, Shoreline Towers owners seek to recall HOA board (FL)

With their homeowners association board poised to embark on a multi-million dollar structural renovation of their aging condominium, some condo owners at Shoreline Towers on Holiday Isle have requested a recall of the entire governing body.   Read the entire article………………………………. Community Associations    

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Key West building official deems condo ‘unfit for human habitation’ (FL)

A New Town condo association had until Friday, Sept. 3 to prove its building is “safe for habitation.” But the city’s building department on Thursday, Sept. 2 issued a petition to declare Santa Maria Condominiums “unfit for human habitation.”   Read the entire article………………………………. Community Associations    

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