By: Daniel Pascale, Esq.
Offices located in Delray Beach and Coral Gables, FL
Florida’s condominium laws change frequently and affect hundreds of thousands of unit owners in the process. During Florida’s last legislative session, the legislature enacted a number of changes to Chapter 718, Florida Statutes (Florida’s Condominium Law). The highlights of the 2013 amendments to Florida’s Condominium Law are summarized below:
Elevator Retrofitting: Associations do not have to involuntarily retrofit elevators pursuant to local ordinances unless their building’s elevator is replaced or requires a major modification.
Association Acquisition of Lands of Recreational Leases: Associations can now upon a vote of, or written consent by, a majority of the total voting interests or as authorized by the declaration as provided in s. 718.113, acquire lands of recreational leases.
“Insurable Event”: as defined in s. 718.111(11), has been clarified to include damage occurring to a portion of the condominium property for which the unit owner has responsibility.