Florida A to Z

Florida A to Z

by Susan Ryan Judson, Carol Tornatore

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ISBN-13: 9781561647163
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Jane (Ryan) Judson has been a Florida elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, as well as a consultant on several award-winning activity guides for Florida State University's Energy and Environmental Alliance. She has also written several environmental books for children.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 The Condominium and the Condominium Documents
    • 1.1 History
    • 1.2 Condominium Concept
    • 1.3 Understanding the Parts
    • 1.4 Compromise and the Common Scheme
    • 1.5 Unit and the Unit Owner
    • 1.6 Common Elements
    • 1.7 Association
    • 1.8 Association Property
    • 1.9 Assessmens
    • 1.10 Unity of the Parts
    • 1.11 Democratic Sub-Society
    • 1.12 Covenants Running with the Land
    • 1.13 Prospectus
    • 1.14 Declaration of Condominium
    • 1.15 Plot Plan and Survey
    • 1.16 Articles of Incorporation
    • 1.17 Bylaws
    • 1.18 Rules and Regulations
    • 1.19 Policy Statements and Resolutions of Procedure
    • 1.20 Priority and Consistency of Documents
  • 2 The Condominium Act and the Law Governing Condominiums
    • 2.1 General
    • 2.2 Condominium Act—Part I
    • 2.3 Condominium Act—Part II
    • 2.4 Condominium Act—Part III
    • 2.5 Condominium Act—Part IV
    • 2.6 Condominium Act—Part V
    • 2.7 Condominium Act—Part VI and Part VII
    • 2.8 Chapter 617, F.S.—Florida Not for Profit Corporation Act
    • 2.9 Chapter 607, F.S.—Florida General Corporation Act
    • 2.10 Florida Administrative Code
    • 2.11 Chapter 120, F.S.—Administrative Procedure Act
    • 2.12 Chapter 119, F.S.—Public Records
    • 2.13 Chapter 721, F.S.—Florida Vacation Plan and Timesharing Act
    • 2.14 Residential Manager’s Law
    • 2.15 Resort Condominiums, Fire Sprinklers and Swimming Pools
    • 2.16 Penny-ante Gambling and Bingo
    • 2.17 Constitutional Provisions
    • 2.18 County and Municipal Ordinances
    • 2.19 Administrative Decisions
    • 2.20 Judicial Decisions and Precedents
    • 2.21 Priority of the Law
    • 2.22 Application and Interpretation of the Law
    • 2.23 The Legal Advisor
  • 3 Membership Meetings: Practice and Procedures
    • 3.1 General
    • 3.2 Annual and Regular Meetings
    • 3.3 Special Meetings
    • 3.4 Proof of Notice
    • 3.5 Posting of Notice
    • 3.6 Content of Meeting Notice
    • 3.7 Time of Notice
    • 3.8 Notices for Board Elections
    • 3.9 Agenda
    • 3.10 Proxies
    • 3.11 Voting Certificate
    • 3.12 Check-In Procedures
    • 3.13 Presiding Officer Selection
    • 3.14 Pre-Meeting Preparations
    • 3.15 Ballot Preparations
    • 3.16 Ballots for Board Elections
    • 3.17 Voting
    • 3.18 Vote Tabulations
    • 3.19 Conducting the Meeting
    • 3.20 Reports
    • 3.21 Unfinished Business
    • 3.22 New Business and General Discussion
    • 3.23 Adjournment
    • 3.24 Minutes
    • 3.25 Election Records
  • 4 The Board of Administration and Meetings of the Board
    • 4.1 General
    • 4.2 Developer Board Members
    • 4.3 Transition from Developer Control
    • 4.4 Election and Selection
    • 4.5 Runoff Election
    • 4.6 Alternative Method for Election
    • 4.7 Eligibility
    • 4.8 Term
    • 4.9 Number
    • 4.10 Removal and Resignation
    • 4.11 Failure to Fill Vacancies
    • 4.12 Fiduciary Relationship
    • 4.13 Bonding and Insurance
    • 4.14 Meetings of the Board
    • 4.15 Quorum and Absent Board Members
    • 4.16 Notice to Board Members
    • 4.17 Notice to Association Members
    • 4.18 Agenda for Board Meetings
    • 4.19 Meeting Procedures
    • 4.20 Membership Participation
    • 4.21 Minutes and Records
    • 4.22 Unit Owner Directories
  • 5 Officers and Committees
    • 5.1 General
    • 5.2 Election of Officers
    • 5.3 President
    • 5.4 Secretary
    • 5.5 Treasurer
    • 5.6 Vice President
    • 5.7 Registered Agent and Office
    • 5.8 Other Officers
    • 5.9 Eligibility and Removal
    • 5.10 Fiduciary Relationship, Indemnification and Insurance
    • 5.11 Compensation
    • 5.12 Committees
    • 5.13 Nominating Committee
    • 5.14 Committee Appointments
    • 5.15 Committee Authority
    • 5.16 Committee Meetings and Minutes
    • 5.17 Committee Reports
    • 5.18 Special Councils
    • 5.19 Social Clubs
  • 6 Rules of Procedure—A Shorthand Guide
    • 6.1 General
    • 6.2 Meeting Organization
    • 6.3 Order of Business
    • 6.4 Motions and Seconds
    • 6.5 Subsidiary and Incidental Motions
    • 6.6 Privileged and Unclassified Motions
    • 6.7 Reconsideration
    • 6.8 Priority of Motions
    • 6.9 Matters Out of Order
    • 6.10 Waiving the Rules
    • 6.11 Debate
    • 6.12 Speaking at Meetings of the Board
    • 6.13 Voting
    • 6.14 Decorum
  • 7 The Budget and Financial Reports
    • 7.1 General
    • 7.2 Budget for General Operations
    • 7.3 Budget for Capital Expenses and Deferred Maintenance
    • 7.4 Formula for Budget Reserves
    • 7.5 Budgets for Multicondominiums
    • 7.6 Developing the Proposed Budget
    • 7.7 Proposed Budget and Mandatory Reserves
    • 7.8 Notice and Adoption of the Budget
    • 7.9 Reconsideration by the Membership
    • 7.10 Waiver of Mandatory Reserves
    • 7.11 Use of Reserve Funds
    • 7.12 Amending the Budget
    • 7.13 Unbudgeted Expenses
    • 7.14 Funds in Excess of Budget
    • 7.15 Annual Financial Report
    • 7.16 Financial Statements and Audit
    • 7.17 Governmental Financial Filings
  • 8 Assessments—Levy and Collection
    • 8.1 General
    • 8.2 Funding the Budget
    • 8.3 Allocation of Common Expenses
    • 8.4 Allocation of Expenses for Association Property
    • 8.5 Allocation of Expenses for Communication Services and Cable Television
    • 8.6 Allocation of Expenses for Unit Owner
    • 8.7 Special Assessments
    • 8.8 Time for Payment and Delinquency
    • 8.9 Assessment Records and Estoppel Certificate
    • 8.10 Assessment Declaration and Satisfaction
    • 8.11 Liability for Assessments
    • 8.12 Interest, Late Charges, Costs and Penalties
    • 8.13 Application of Partial Payment of Delinquent Assessment
    • 8.14 Claim of Lien
    • 8.15 Withholding Payment and Contesting the Lien
    • 8.16 Foreclosing the Lien
    • 8.17 Rights of First Mortgage Holder
    • 8.18 Developer Obligation for Assessments
    • 8.19 Rights of Association to Acquire Unit
    • 8.20 Right of Association to Collect Rents
    • 8.21 Uncollectible Assessments
  • 9 Promulgating Rules, Amending the Documents and Modifying the Condominium Property
    • 9.10 General
    • 9.2 Authority and Scope of Rules
    • 9.3 Review and Analysis of Documents
    • 9.4 Adopting and Amending the Rules
    • 9.5 Proposing Amendments to the Documents
    • 9.6 Format of Proposed Amendments
    • 9.7 Notice of Proposed Amendments
    • 9.8 Adopting the Amendments
    • 9.9 Recording the Amendments and Notice to Members
    • 9.10 Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation
    • 9.11 Priority of Documents
    • 9.12 “Grandfather Provisions”
    • 9.13 Material Modifications and Alterations
    • 9.14 Installation of Hurricane Shutters
    • 9.15 Amendments to the Unit and the Common Elements
    • 9.16 Merger and Consolidation
    • 9.17 Correcting a Scrivener’s Error
    • 9.18 Corrective Amendments by the Circuit Court
  • 10 The Association Authority and Responsibility
    • 10.1 General
    • 10.2 Management and Maintenance
    • 10.3 Contracting for Products and Services
    • 10.4 Representation of the Unit Owners
    • 10.5 Liabilities of the Association
    • 10.6 Owning and Leasing Real Property
    • 10.7 Granting and Modifying Easements
    • 10.8 Right of Access to Units
    • 10.9 Smoking and the “Clean Indoor Air Act”
    • 10.10 Keeping the Property Insured
    • 10.11 Borrowing Money
    • 10.12 Exercising All Necessary and Convenient Powers
    • 10.13 Responding to Unit Owner Inquiries
    • 10.14 Fire Sprinkler Systems
    • 10.15 Emergency Powers
    • 10.16 Automated External Defibrillator
    • 10.17 Termination of the Condominium
  • 11 Rights and Responsibilities of the Unit Owner
    • 11.1 Quiet Enjoyment of the Unit
    • 11.2 Use of the Common Elements
    • 11.3 Appurtenances to Unit Ownership
    • 11.4 Access to Communication Services and Cable Television
    • 11.5 Membership and Voting Rights in the Association
    • 11.6 Participation in Association Affairs
    • 11.7 Fundamental Rights and Due Process
    • 11.8 Compliance with the Covenants and Restrictions
    • 11.9 Financial Obligations
    • 11.10 Maintenance and Upkeep of the Property
    • 11.11 Alterations to the Condominium Property
    • 11.12 Sale and Transfer of the Condominium Parcel
    • 11.13 Transfer of Limited Common Element Use Rights
    • 11.14 Public Participation and SLAPP Suit Protection
  • 12 The Condominium Developer and Transition
    • 12.1 General
    • 12.2 Association Organization and Operation
    • 12.3 Limitations and Obligations of the Developer
    • 12.4 Rights and Privileges of the Developer
    • 12.5 “Frequently Asked Questions and Answers” and Governance Form
    • 12.6 Assessment Responsibilities of the Developer
    • 12.7 Transition Members’ Meeting
    • 12.8 Delivery of Documents, Building Report and Financial Report
    • 12.9 Organization of Owner-Controlled Board
    • 12.10 Contracts of the Developer-Controlled Board
    • 12.11 Statutory Warranties
    • 12.12 Common Law Warranties
    • 12.13 Construction Defects—Presuit Procedure
  • 13 Enforcing the Documents and Resolving Disputes
    • 13.1 General
    • 13.2 Association’s Obligation to Enforce
    • 13.3 Unit Owner’s Right to Enforce
    • 13.4 Knowledge and Clarity of the Documents
    • 13.5 Notice of Violation and Uniform, Timely Enforcement
    • 13.6 Documenting the Violation
    • 13.7 Authority for Fines, Penalties and Suspension
    • 13.8 Formal Enforcement Actions
    • 13.9 Notice of Intended Arbitration
    • 13.10 Arbitration
    • 13.11 Voluntary Mediation
    • 13.12 Enforcement in Court
    • 13.13 Fees and Costs
    • 13.14 Upkeep of the Condominium Property
    • 13.15 Negligence by the Association
    • 13.16 Architectural Standards
    • 13.17 Sale and Transfer Approval
    • 13.18 Lease and Rental Restrictions
    • 13.19 Guest and Occupancy Restrictions
    • 13.20 Age Limitations
    • 13.21 Parking and Unauthorized Vehicles
    • 13.22 Towing of Unauthorized Vehicles
    • 13.23 Pet Restrictions
    • 13.24 Service Animals
    • 13.25 Rules and Restrictions of the Board
  • 14 Dispute Resolution and the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
    • 14.1 General
    • 14.2 Jurisdiction of the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
    • 14.3 Enforcement Action
    • 14.4 Penalty Guidelines
    • 14.5 Declaratory Statement
    • 14.6 Condominium Ombudsman
    • 14.7 Division Educational Programs
  • Index

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