Homeowners' Associations; Revises uses of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, & Mobile Homes Trust Fund; increases damages to which member of homeowners' association is entitled for denial of access to official records; provides cause of action for member against community association manager or management firm; prohibits reimbursement to community association manager or management firm for certain fines; provides & revises reporting requirements; provides that fine may not become lien against parcel; revises provisions relating to election of officers; provides presuit mediation for election & recall disputes; provides for binding arbitration by DBPR for certain disputes between parcel owner & homeowners' association; requires DBPR to provide training & educational programs; authorizes DBPR to enforce & ensure compliance with Homeowners' Association Act & specified rules; provides DBPR with jurisdiction to investigate certain complaints; provides cause of action against developers by HOA or nondeveloper members of HOA.
Last Action: 11/1/2017 House
Careers and Competition Subcommittee
Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
H 873 -- Homeowners' Association
HB 873: Homeowners' Associations
GENERAL BILL by Representative Manny Diaz, Jr.
Homeowners' Associations; Prohibits association from hiring attorney who represents management company of association; revises and provides provisions relating to associations, including official records, inspection & copying of bylaws & rules, association websites, financial reports, use of association debit card, recall of directors, kickbacks, officers and directors, voting rights, term limits, & conflicts of interest; provides criminal penalties.
Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 12/5/2017 House - Filed