Tips for Avoiding False Alarms If someone is trying to break into your house or you need help: Only those who know how to operate your alarm system should be given a key to your premise. Teach all family members, employees, and service personnel on proper use of the alarm system, and be sure they understand the cancellation process as well. This includes providing them with any code words for your account.
However, any association which was in existence on January 1,need not be incorporated. The owners of units shall be shareholders or members of the association. The officers and directors of the association have a fiduciary relationship to the unit owners.
It is the intent of the Legislature that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as providing for or removing a requirement of a fiduciary relationship between any manager employed by the association and the unit owners.
An officer, director, or manager may not solicit, offer to accept, or accept any thing or service of value or kickback for which consideration has not been provided for his or her own benefit or that of his or her immediate family, from any person providing or proposing to provide goods or services to the association.
Any such officer, director, or manager who knowingly so solicits, offers to accept, or accepts any thing or service of value or kickback is subject to a civil penalty pursuant to s.
However, this paragraph does not prohibit an officer, director, or manager from accepting services or items received in connection with trade fairs or education programs.
An association may operate more than one condominium. A director of the association who abstains from voting on any action taken on any corporate matter shall be presumed to have taken no position with regard to the action.
Directors may not vote by proxy or by secret ballot at board meetings, except that officers may be elected by secret ballot. A vote or abstention for each member present shall be recorded in the minutes.
An officer, director, or agent shall be liable for monetary damages as provided in s. Forgery of a ballot envelope or voting certificate used in a condominium association election is punishable as provided in s.
An officer or director charged by information or indictment with a crime referenced in this paragraph must be removed from office, and the vacancy shall be filled as provided in s.
If a criminal charge is pending against the officer or director, he or she may not be appointed or elected to a position as an officer or a director of any association and may not have access to the official records of any association, except pursuant to a court order.
However, if the charges are resolved without a finding of guilt, the officer or director must be reinstated for the remainder of his or her term of office, if any. For these purposes, the powers of the association include, but are not limited to, the maintenance, management, and operation of the condominium property.
After control of the association is obtained by unit owners other than the developer, the association may institute, maintain, settle, or appeal actions or hearings in its name on behalf of all unit owners concerning matters of common interest to most or all unit owners, including, but not limited to, the common elements; the roof and structural components of a building or other improvements; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements serving an improvement or a building; representations of the developer pertaining to any existing or proposed commonly used facilities; and protesting ad valorem taxes on commonly used facilities and on units; and may defend actions in eminent domain or bring inverse condemnation actions.
If the association has the authority to maintain a class action, the association may be joined in an action as representative of that class with reference to litigation and disputes involving the matters for which the association could bring a class action. Nothing herein limits any statutory or common-law right of any individual unit owner or class of unit owners to bring any action without participation by the association which may otherwise be available.
An association may not hire an attorney who represents the management company of the association. For purposes of this paragraph, a unit is presumed to be abandoned if: The unit is the subject of a foreclosure action and no tenant appears to have resided in the unit for at least 4 continuous weeks without prior written notice to the association; or b.
No tenant appears to have resided in the unit for 2 consecutive months without prior written notice to the association, and the association is unable to contact the owner or determine the whereabouts of the owner after reasonable inquiry.
The notice may be given by electronic transmission to unit owners who previously consented to receive notice by electronic transmission. Any expense incurred by an association pursuant to this paragraph is chargeable to the unit owner and enforceable as an assessment pursuant to s.
An association for such condominiums may also provide for consolidated financial operation as described in this section either by amending its declaration pursuant to s.
Notwithstanding any provision in this chapter, common expenses for residential condominiums in such a project being operated by a single association may be assessed against all unit owners in such project pursuant to the proportions or percentages established therefor in the declarations as initially recorded or in the bylaws as initially adopted, subject, however, to the limitations of ss.
The power to acquire personal property shall be exercised by the board of administration. Except as otherwise permitted in subsections 8 and 9 and in s. This subsection does not authorize the board of administration to modify, move, or vacate any easement created in whole or in part for the use or benefit of anyone other than the unit owners, or crossing the property of anyone other than the unit owners, without the consent or approval of those other persons having the use or benefit of the easement, as required by law or by the instrument creating the easement.
Nothing in this subsection affects the minimum requirements of s. It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage lower or stable insurance premiums for associations described in this subsection.
The replacement cost must be determined at least once every 36 months.(a) The operation of the condominium shall be by the association, which must be a Florida corporation for profit or a Florida corporation not for profit.
However, any association which was in existence on January 1, , need not be incorporated. The owners of units shall . VEHICLE Markings. Identification Information.
The MOBILE UNIT shall have the following identification information on the VEHICLE: (A) The name and MOBILE UNIT number shall be clearly visible on at least the back, and the left and right sides, of the MOBILE UNIT.
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