In light of the tragedy at The Champlain Towers in Surfside last year, The Florida Legislature, to its credit, passed massive condominium reform regarding safety, inspections and reserves. These laws are confusing to those who work in the industry every day, never mind to those who serve on condo Boards throughout the state.
The Florida Legislature thought that it was so important for condo boards to enforce these laws that they included a provision which considers a breach of these laws a breach of the director’s fiduciary duty. Imagine, personal liability can be imposed against a director who fails to enforce these new laws.
Once again, I drafted legislation which would require Board members to learn these new laws in order to get certified and once again this requirement was removed from the statute. It’s hard to believe, but The Florida Legislature drafted a law which imposes personal liability against those directors who fail to follow these new laws yet removed the requirement to learn these new laws. In any event, I will again try to make learning these new laws a condition of becoming certified in the next legislative session.
As far as condominium Board members go…….there can be no more important time than the present to learn these new laws. They are designed to keep you and your fellow unit owners alive.
Don’t dare get certified by signing that dumb, silly form that says I read my governing docs and promise to enforce them. Even if you read your governing documents from cover to cover, you still wouldn’t learn any of the new condo laws. What a disgrace that you can still become certified this way.
I am teaching at the following times and locations this month. It is more imperative than ever to attend an educational course. In fact, if you don’t learn the new laws and don’t apply the new laws on your condo board, you can face personal liability. Moreover, any condo Board member who can’t find a few hours to take an educational course is not worthy of a single vote. So what do you say? Please register for any of the free following Condo Craze and HOAs Board Certification Classes offered around the state at the L&L Condo and HOA Exhibition, by going to: http://www.condocrazeandhoas.com. Lunch is even included for free as well.
OCTOBER 4TH 9:00 AM: AT THE PALM BEACH COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
OCTOBER 11TH 9:00 AM: IN BROWARD COUNTY – AT THE SIGNATURE GRAND
OCTOBER 12TH 9:00 AM: AT THE BRADENTION CONVENTION CENTER
OCTOBER 17TH 9:00 AM: AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
OCTOBER 27TH 9:00 AM: AT THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER