House Bill 841 was signed into law by Governor Scott on March 23, 2018. This Bill defines changes to Community Association Laws: FS-718 (Condo), 719 (Co-op) and 720 (HOA) and will be effective July 1, 2018. Most of the changes are minor adjustments to many of the condo laws that were implemented in 2017. Probably the most significant near-term change is related to condominiums required to host a website (associations with 150+ units). These condo associations originally had until July 1, 2018 to setup a website. This deadline has been pushed out to January 1, 2019. There is also some new language that helps electric vehicle owners in condos as it relates to installing charging stations.
For a more detailed analysis of the changes, including those for HOAs and Co-ops, please see this summary by Jeff Rembaum of Kaye Bender Rembaum.
by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management