Arbitration of Condominium Disputes

20161108_131548If your condominium association alleges that you are in violation of the Declaration of Condominium or the Rules and Regulations governing the community they can fine you or they can file a petition for arbitration with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The division of the DBPR that handles these matters is the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes. The Division will provide an Arbitrator to hear your case. The Arbitrator works with the Division and hears condominium enforcement cases on a regular basis. Continue reading “Arbitration of Condominium Disputes”

Fine for Violations of Declaration of Condominium or Deed Restrictions


Your condominium or homeowner’s association is empowered by the Condominium Act and the Homeowners Association Act respectively to levy fines against owners for the owner or occupant’s failure to comply with the Declaration of Condominium, Deed Restrictions, By-laws, or reasonable rules and regulations of the Association.

A fine may not exceed $100.00 for a single violation. A fine also may not exceed $100.00 per day for an ongoing violation, and may not to exceed $1000.00 total. The HOA Act provides an exception to this where a single ongoing fine may exceed $1000.00 if so provided in the Deed Restrictions. Continue reading “Fine for Violations of Declaration of Condominium or Deed Restrictions”

Homeowners Association and Condominium Association Disputes


As a resident of a Homeowners Association or Condominium Association you are obligated to pay assessments and to comply with the rules laid out in the deed restrictions, declaration of condominium, rules and regulations, and by-laws. If the Board of Directors of your association thinks you are in violation of these rules they have several avenues available to them to enforce the documents against you. Continue reading “Homeowners Association and Condominium Association Disputes”

Francis M. King, Esq.– Foreclosure, HOA, Condominium Defense Attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. Call Today 727.776.3206



Are you currently in default on your mortgage or have you been sued for foreclosure? Is your Homeowners Association or Condominium Association foreclosing, fining, or suing you?

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