Suing a Florida HOA or COA: What to Expect in a Legal Fight

Suing a Florida HOA or COA: What to Expect in a Legal Fight

For homeowners in Florida’s residential communities governed by homeowners associations (HOAs), condominium owners associations (COAs), or mobile home rental communities, disputes with the governing association can quickly escalate into legal battles. In suing a Florida HOA or other association, whether it’s over assessments, rule violations, or board elections, homeowners may find themselves needing to find…

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit against a Florida-based Association

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit against a Florida-based Association

In Florida, homeowners associations (HOAs) play a crucial role in maintaining the order and safety within residential communities. However, when an association fails in its duty of care, filing a personal injury lawsuit and pursuing legal action against the association may be the only way for an accident victim to make themselves financially whole. Governed…

Homeowners Association Law (HOA LAW) in Florida: Rights, Responsibilities, and Resolutions

Homeowners Association Law (HOA LAW) in Florida: Rights, Responsibilities, and Resolutions

Homeownership in Florida often involves membership in a homeowners association (HOA), which plays a significant role in shaping the communal living experience. While HOAs provide essential services and maintain community standards, they also introduce a complex set of rules and legal considerations for homeowners. Delving into the intricacies of HOA law in Florida, HOA members…

The 7 Most Common Legal Complaints Against Florida HOAs

The 7 Most Common Legal Complaints Against Florida HOAs

In the realm of homeowners associations (HOAs) in Florida, legal challenges are not uncommon, and understanding the most prevalent issues can empower homeowners and board members alike. Drawing insights from hundreds of Florida HOA-related legal inquiries received by South Florida Law over five years, we delve into the seven most common complaints, shedding light on…

Special Assessments: Rights and Options for Florida Condo Owners

Special Assessments: Rights and Options for Florida Condo Owners

Living in a condominium comes with its share of responsibilities, and one often unexpected challenge that condo owners may face is the imposition of special assessments by their condominium associations. In the state of Florida, the term “special assessment” is specifically defined by Florida Statute 718.404(24) as “any assessment levied against a unit owner other…

Suing A Florida HOA or COA for Fiduciary Duty Failures

Suing A Florida HOA or COA for Fiduciary Duty Failures

Is suing a Florida HOA an option? Homeownership in Florida’s gated communities and condominium complexes often comes with the added responsibility of being a part of a homeowners association (HOA) or condominium owners association (COA). While these associations are established to maintain and enhance property values, there are instances when homeowners believe their HOA or…

Laws Governing HOA Collections

Laws Governing HOA Collections

Homeowners’ Association (HOA) fees play a vital role in maintaining the quality and functionality of communities. These fees help cover expenses such as landscaping, maintenance, amenities, and communal services. While the majority of homeowners diligently pay their HOA fees, there may be instances where an HOA collections collection efforts become necessary. In such cases, it…