Real Estate Law

When does a gathering of directors result in a homeowner’s association Board meeting?

Some of the most frequent questions I face in my representation of homeowner’s associations, or “HOA’s”, relate to whether a gathering of directors is considered a “Board meeting” that must comply with the formalities outlined in Chapter 720, Florida Statutes.

Know Your Contractor Before You Hire

Q: I was thinking about hiring a contractor to do some work on my house, but I’ve heard horror stories about unlicensed contractors doing shoddy work and running off before the work is finished. What can I do to protect myself?


As relief efforts remain ongoing, it is evident that hurricane Irma has had a very drastic effect on our local community, with one of the largest impacts being the massive amount of downed trees and vegetation that have been strewn across our community

Dissension in the Ranks: The Basics Surrounding HOA Election Challenges

By: Dan Rich, Esq. Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. Few things generate more animosity and drama within a homeowners association, or HOA, than contested board of director elections. This tension may result in residents seeking legal action against the HOA in the form of an election contest. Sadly, most HOA residents have zero clue […]

Code Enforcement Liens

Q: A code inspector recently notified me about a code violation concerning my property. What is the process of enforcing a code violation?

Common Areas and the Role That Your Association Can Play in Prohibiting Guest Access

Q: Can my homeowners’ association prohibit guests from using the clubhouse or swimming pool?

HOA Assessments when HOA Forecloses

Q: Can a homeowner’s association foreclose on me even when I have a mortgage?

99-Year Leases and Property Tax

Q: When does a tenant become an owner for tax purposes?


Q: What is radon, and how can it affect my property?

HOA Political Signs

Q: Can a homeowners association prohibit the display of political yard signs?

Lost Mortgage Docs

Q: What happens if the lender trying to foreclose cannot produce the original loan documents?

Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

Q: I am interested in purchasing property owned by a foreign person. What do I need to know?

Construction Defects Damage

Q: How much can I recover from construction defects in my home?

Selective Enforcement

Q: Is it important for homeowners associations to consistently enforce restrictive covenants and association bylaws and rules, especially when such covenants or rules are no longer desirable?

What is a Land Trust

Q: Should I use a land trust when purchasing property?

Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure

Q: Are tenants protected at foreclosure?

Title Insurance – Part 2

Q: What is title insurance, and do I need to purchase it when buying a home?

Integrated Disclosure Rule

Q: When closing on my home, I do not want to feel forced to sign documents without time to review and ask questions. Are there consumer protections for these transactions?

Toolbox Grows for HOAs with Delinquent Owners

Q: How can homeowners’ associations collect assessments while awaiting a first mortgage holder foreclosure?