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Condo Reform Bill Passes

By Larisa Svechin, Commissioner

(Sunday, June 4, 2017)By and large, we are a City of condominiums. Sunny Isles Beach has more than 22,000 residents, including children, retirees, vacationers and snowbirds, In March, this Commission, Police Department, City staff, and the Mayor, met with Senator Rene Garcia, who was introducing a Condo Reform Bill, HB 1237. That bill has passed!

With the support of this Commission and Mayor, this bill now prohibits an officer, director, or manager of a condominium association from soliciting, offering to accept, or accepting a kickback. The Bill prohibits an association from hiring an attorney who represents the management company of the association; requires the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes to maintain and provide copies of financial reports; authorizes the division to employ full-time attorneys to conduct certain arbitration hearings; prohibits associations from purchasing a unit at a foreclosure sale that results from the association’s foreclosure of association lien for unpaid assessments or from taking a deed in lieu of foreclosures.

Our residents have been heard! Promises have been delivered. For more information please contact either Commissioner Goldman or myself at [email protected] or [email protected].

 

****The Honorable Mayor and City Commission of the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Florida State Senator Rene Garcia will be co-hosting a Town Hall Meeting on New Condominium Law, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the David P. Samson Commission Chambers at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, located at 18070 Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach.

All persons are invited to attend and observe this Town Hall Meeting. Inquiries may be directed to Acting City Clerk, Mauricio Betancur, at 305-792-1703.******