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Ashley Dietz Gray, VP Marketing Jul 15, 2021 < 1 min read

Great Advice from a Condo Attorney – DO NOT be creative in charging tenants additional fees when moving in

The laws in Florida have been clearly crafted to try and prevent condominium associations from taking excessive and unnecessary fees from new residents.

There has been a large increase of class action lawsuits filed against Condominium Associations claiming that elevator use fees are illegal transfer fees. The lawsuits seek damages on behalf of hundreds and sometimes thousands of parties (typically tenants) that were charged allegedly illegal fees relating to the lease of a unit.

Some of these fees include:

  • Tenant Evaluation Fees
  • Application Fees
  • Elevator Use Fees
  • Move-in/out Fees
  • Garage Sticker Fees

Remember, the limit for application (transfer fees) has been raised from $100 to $150.

This article was written by Daniel C. Lopez, Esq. Daniel C. Lopez specializes in community association law. Mr. Lopez handles all facets of community association law including but not limited to collections, interpretation and enforcement of declarations, covenants, restrictions, rules, regulations, and statutes, drafting and amendment of governing documents, contractual review and negotiation, as well as counseling associations with regards to any legal matters. Mr. Lopez can be reached at


Ashley Dietz Gray, VP Marketing

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2010 with my BA in Communications. Upon graduating, I honed my skills in the field by working as a Media Assistant at WPBF-25 and at ESPN760. I began working at City County Credit Union in 2011 as the Marketing Coordinator. Currently, I handle the marketing at Campbell Property Management.