Posts by Gelfand & Arpe

Association Faces Conversion Claim

ASSOCIATION FACES CONVERSION CLAIM FOR DENYING ACCESS TO PROPERTY What do you do with “stuff” left behind following a foreclosure or tenant eviction? This does happen, even in all communities. Recently, a Florida appellate court ruled that an association could be liable for conversion of an owner’s property. In Ice v. The Cosmopolitan Residences on…

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Planning for New Legislation

2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: POTENTIAL LEGISLATION IMPACTING FLORIDA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS The new year brought forth a flurry of bills proposing to change how Florida community associations operate. Some bills appear to clean up errors of the past. Some bills appear to be knee-jerk reactions to a constituent’s complaint.  Many proposals just leave observers to simply shake…

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