Condominium / HOA Law

A Condominium or Home Owners Associations are no different than a small to medium sized business or even a mini-government. Associations have elected officials, they conduct business with outside entities, deal with constituents, and unfortunately (every once in a while) they become involved in disputes.

Associations are often forced to resolve disagreements with unit owners, contractors, management companies, and even local governments. Whenever these disputes arise, your association should have an experienced and well qualified law firm to represent its interests.

Contact us today for immediate assistance with all legal matters relating to Florida condominium and homeowners' association laws .

We are experienced in representing condominium boards and associations, homeowner associations and management companies in a wide variety of legal matters.

 The firm’s legal services for condominium and community associations include:  

Planning and structuring the condominium or community association
Obtaining and negotiating land acquisition
Drafting association organizational documents and sales documents
Representation at closings
Association rules and regulations
Advise on statutory matters
Enforcement procedures and lien foreclosures
Dealings with local and state agencies
Representation before building and zoning committees
Construction and end loans
Relationships with the developer and the developer-controlled association
Conversion to condominium ownership
Turnover to the residents
Defective construction lawsuits
Condominium insurance

We offer legal counseling to boards of directors and managers, guiding associations through contract reviews, and interpretation of relevant statutes and community documents that govern the association. When an owner has abused common areas or otherwise infringed on residents' rights, Kaba Law Group, P.L.L.C., is available to protect the rights of the community.

Should an owner become delinquent in making prompt payment of maintenance or special assessments, we can commence collections activities or initiate foreclosure proceedings. We have vast experience in an extremely wide array of litigation matters including:

Contract disputes
Unit owners’ disputes
Arbitration proceedings
Collection matters
Statute constitutionality challenges, state court actions, federal court actions Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution options

An association has to be ready to face any legal issues that come its way. If a unit owner challenges an amendment or provision of the Declaration of Condominium, the association and it attorney must be ready to face that challenge.

For example, if a roofing contractor fails to properly repair your roof, you will need an attorney with some construction law experience. And when the Board of Directors is served with a Petition for Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration, someone at your association’s law firm needs to know their way around the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes, Arbitration Section. We do, and we are here to help!

Before making any decisions or statements regarding a dispute that you or your association is facing with, contact us at Kaba Law Group, P.L.L.C., to obtain professional legal advice.

  • Developer / Turnover Issues  ( 1 items )
    Perhaps the most critical time period in the entire existence of the association is when control passes from the developer to the unit owners. This is commonly referred to as “turnover.”

The turnover process is important because for the first time, the unit owners are totally in control of the association and their own destiny. Even more important, however, is the fact that upon turnover, important deadlines begin to run regarding the association’s rights to pursue potential claims against the developer.

At the law office of Kaba Law Group, P.L.L.C.., we are dedicated to helping Florida Condominium and Home Owner Associations deal with the important issues surrounding the developer turnover process.

First, it is important to understand that the first Board of Directors comprised solely of the unit owners has an awesome responsibility. It is their job to ensure that the developer delivered all that was promised and that the physical property and the association’s finances were properly maintained during the time period the developer was in control of the association.

In both Home Owner Associations and Condominium Associations, Florida law requires that the developer transfer control of the association to the unit owners three months after 90% of the homes have been conveyed to purchasers.

Kaba Law Group, P.L.L.C., has extensive experience representing associations during the turnover process.

Call us today for smart advice and aggressive representation aimed at getting your association off to the right start.

Kaba Law Group, P.L.L.C. / 2015

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