ASSOCIATIONS LAW REVIEW – JULY 2017 – NEW LEGISLATION REGARDING ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES

NEW LEGISLATION REGARDING ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES AFFECTING CONDOMINIUMS, COOPERATIVES AND HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS On June 14, 2017, the Governor signed Senate Bill 398 into law bearing an effective date of July 1, 2017, relating to the estoppel certificates for condominiums (amending F.S. READ MORE

INSURANCE DILEMMA FOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS

F.S. 718.111(11) contains the insurance-related provisions in the Condominium Statute. The theory of the Statute, which I had the pleasure to assist in the drafting in 2008, is that where the Condominium Statute obligates the association to carry property insurance READ MORE

Are you ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season?

Are you ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season? Are you ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season? Community association clients of the Levine Law Group have questioned why they should be ready for a hurricane season.  The answer is simple.  Even when experts have predicted an inactive season, there READ MORE

Homeowners Associations Need to be Aware of the Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”)

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT (“MRTA”) By: Jay Steven Levine, Esquire, Levine Law Group Homeowners who purchase property in homeowners associations are usually aware that there are covenants and restrictions which provide for READ MORE

Fining Committee Members- Are You Insured?

FINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS – ARE YOU INSURED? Every Association should obtain liability insurance for its directors and officers. This insurance covers not only directors and officers but also, in many cases, the Association for actions undertaken by its directors and READ MORE

Jay Steven Levine Contributes Quote to South Florida Cooperator Article

Jay Steven Levine, Esquire has been quoted in an article written by Maggie Puniewska entitled “Handling Lawsuits – So You’ve Been Sued – Now What?”  Click on the below link to read the entire article. http://soflcooperator.com/articles/588/1/Handling-Lawsuits/Page1.html READ MORE

Jay Steven Levine Nominated For Governor’s Hurricane Conference Corporate Award!

Jay Steven Levine, Esq. of Levine Law Group has been nominated by the International Hurricane Protection Association for the prestigious Governor’s Hurricane Conference Corporate Award. A winner is expected to be announced at the 27thh Annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference on May READ MORE

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The Levine Law Group is a leader in commercial litigation, collections and general condominium, homeowners’ association and cooperative law. READ MORE

Property Damage And Insurance For The Community Association

By:  Jay Steven Levine, Esquire  The focus of this article is property damage and insurance coverage in a casualty event.  The most pervasive casualty event is a hurricane or tornado.  However, there are more common every day events which are READ MORE

Occupy Movement Occupies Vacant Bank-Owned Foreclosure Homes In Communities

Communities throughout the Nation have been faced with the launch of a campaign called “Occupy Our Homes” (or O4O), which is a public showdown against big banks and public housing authorities. This campaign is targeting for occupancy, units acquired by READ MORE