Entries by Bailey Ehrich

Can Your Community Association Collect Rent Monies?

It’s extremely frustrating when an owner fails to pay their assessments.  After all, the collection of assessments is the backbone of all condominium and homeowners’ associations.  It doesn’t matter if your association is new or old, small or large, gated or non-gated, full of amenities or not.  Each and every community association requires money to […]

Can Condominium or Homeowners’ Associations Suspend Use Rights and Voting Rights Due to Delinquency?

You’ve likely been there before.  An owner is delinquent in the payment of a monetary obligation to your condominium and/or homeowners’ association, but that owner is still enjoying the common area/element amenities, such as the pool, gym, clubhouse, etc. and voting in association-related matters.  That’s certainly frustrating and our Firm is often asked what recourse […]

Protecting your Community Association during Hurricanes

For everyone who calls beautiful Central Florida home, hurricanes and other dangerous storms are a reality that we must respect and adequately prepare for this time of year.  As a reminder, hurricane season officially ranges from June 1st through November 30th and the purpose of this article is to help our condominium and homeowners’ associations […]

Can Florida condominium owners install electric vehicle charging stations?!

Protecting Florida’s environmental resources through conservation and promotion of clean energy is an absolute necessity.  Last year, Section 718.113, Florida Statutes, added a new subsection providing that a condominium association may not prohibit a unit owner from installing an electronic vehicle charging station in a limited common element parking area assigned to a unit owner. […]

Enforcement of Covenants

Upon retaining our Firm as legal counsel, many of our clients, specifically homeowner’s association, quickly ask for an explanation regarding the covenant enforcement process.  This article helps explain how Martell & Ozim, P.A. approaches covenant enforcement for our homeowner’s association clients. The covenant enforcement process begins with inspecting the Community.  Typically, your management company will […]

Collection of Assessments

The collection of assessments is the backbone of all condominium and homeowners’ associations.  It doesn’t matter if your association is new or old, small or large, gated or non-gated, full of amenities or not.  Each and every association requires money to operate and, for the most part, that money comes from the members timely paying […]

Fining Procedures – Converting Fine to Assessment

Many of our clients, both condominium and homeowners’ associations alike, often ask about the proper procedures for issuing and collecting a fine. In our previous blog post titled “Fining Procedures – Issuing a Fine” we discussed how both condominiums and homeowners’ associations properly issue a fine. This blog post will focus on converting a fine […]

Fining Procedures – Issuing a Fine

Many of our clients, both condominium and homeowners’ associations alike, often ask about the proper procedures for issuing and collecting a fine.  Section 720.305, Florida Statutes, which governs homeowners’ associations, states as follows: The association may levy reasonable fines. A fine may not exceed $100 per violation against any member or any member’s tenant, guest, […]