PENDING HOUSE BILLS

HB 483: MORAITIS AND DONALDS

ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES:  PLACES CAP ON WHAT CAN BE CHARGED

REQUIRES SPECIFIC FORM

ALREADY PASSED CIVIL JUSTICE AND CLAIMS SUB COMMITTEE

ON THE AGENDA FOR 3/21 AT 8AM – CAREERS AND COMPETITION

WEBSTER HALL (212 KNOTT)

 

 

GOOD MORNING – ATTORNEY ERIC GLAZER

I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAW FOR 25 YEARS

 

I AM HERE TO SUPPORT THIS BILL.

IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO PUT A SPECIFIC DOLLAR CAP ON ESTOPPEL REQUESTS.

THE BILL ALSO REQUIRES USE OF A VERY WELL PREPARED STANDARD FORM.

DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY HEAR…………IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE TO PREPARE AN ESTOPPEL LETTER.

 

FINALLY….THIS BILL PREVENTS ABUSIVE CHARGES WHILE STILL ALLOWING FOR REASONABLE COMPENSATION TO PREPARE THE ESTOPPEL LETTER.

 

I WOULD URGE YOU TO  VOTE IN FAVOR.

 

 

HB 653: MORAITIS

VOTE FOR MATERIAL ALTERATION MUST TAKE PLACE BEFORE ALTERATION

NO ENGINEERED LIFE SAFETY SYSTEM IF BUILDING LESS THAN 75 FEET

ASSOCIATIONS CAN ALSO OPT OUT OF AN ELSS

CO-OPS TOO

DOES AWAY WITH ALLOWING CONDOS OF 50 OR LESS UNITS FROM BEING ABLE TO ONLY DO A RECEIPT OF CASH RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURES.

ON AGENDA – 3/21 – CAREERS AND COMPETITON SUBCOMMITTEE 8AM

WEBSTER HALL (212 KNOTT)

 

 

ERIC GLAZER – COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAW ATTORNEY FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS.

 

THIS IS A GREAT BEAL AND I’M VERY MUCH IN SUPPORT.

 

I CAN TELL YOU THAT THOUSANDS OF ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS THE STATE HAVE BEEN SHOCKED AND CONFUSED DURING THE LAST YEAR OR SO.

 

THEY VOTED TO OPT OUT OF THE EXPENSIVE SPRINKLER REQUIREMENT ONLY TO NOW BE TOLD THEY ARE REQUIRED TO NOW INSTALL A PERHAPS EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE ENGINEERED LIFE SAFETY SYSTEM.

 

THIS BILL CLEARS UP THAT CONFUSION BY ALLOWING ASSOCIATIONS TO OPT OUT OF THIS NEW REQUIREMENT,  AND IT FINALLY MAKES IT CLEAR THAT BUILDINGS LESS THAN 75 FEET IN HEIGHT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS.  THAT WAS ALSO THE SUBJECT OF A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CONFUSION.

 

FINALLY, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE MIAMI DADE GRAND JURY REPORT DETAILING FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN SO MANY CONDOMINIUMS — I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE MORAITIS FOR ALSO INCLUDING LANGUAGE IN THE BILL THAT CLARIFIES EXISTING LAW TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THE LAW SAYS A 75% VOTE OF THE OWNERS IS REQUIRED TO MAKE EXPENSIVE MATERIAL ALTERATIONS IN A CONDOMINIUM —- THAT VOTE MUST OBVIOUSLY BE TAKEN BY THE UNIT OWNERS BEFORE THE MATERIAL ALTERATIONS ARE MADE — AND OBVIOUSLY NOT AFTER THEY ARE MADE.

 

THIS IS A GREAT BILL AND I URGE YOU TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF SAME.

 

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