Category Archives: HOA

2018 Florida Legislation That Affect Property Management

The current Florida legislative session is considering the following bills that affect the landlord-tenant and property management business. Below are some highlights of which you should be aware. SB 850 seeks to completely overhaul FS 83.60, which in essence would allow a tenant the right to a trial even if he does not post rent […]

Dealing With Neighbor Allegations

Most rental properties have a nearby neighbor, which presents potential conflicts with a tenant and his neighbors. Inevitably, property managers will receive complaints from neighbors that a tenant is disturbing the peace or committing some kind of criminal offense or lease violation, such as theft, assault or criminal mischief. These complaints are always alarming, but […]

Avoid Lease Conflicts With HOA Rules

Would you, as a property manager, know all of the HOA rules or be aware of all changes made to them regarding the rental homes you manage? Probably not. The question is, what could happen if a tenant executes a lease that conflicts with the HOA rules? or if the HOA amended rules later that conflicted […]

Property Owner Prevails Over Association

On April 28, 2017, the Florida First District Court of Appeal issued its order in a case of first impression, in favor of the property owner who was leasing his property as a short term vacation rental (hereinafter “owner”) and against the property owner association (hereinafter “association”) that alleged the owner was violating the restrictive covenants […]

HOA Rules and the Lease

There is a common problem in the landlord-tenant business where the tenant violates the HOA covenants and restrictions (hereinafter “rules”) but is complying with the lease.  What is even more notable problem is when the rules and lease provisions contradict each other.  The problem becomes worse where the HOA is aggressive about enforcing the rules. Since […]