Condo / HOA Attorneys
The attorneys at Weldon & Rothman, PL represent associations, unit owners, prospective buyers, and ad hoc committees throughout Southwest Florida with the complexities of the Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718), Florida Cooperative Act (Chapter 719), Florida Homeowners Association Act (Chapter 720), and other relevant condominium, cooperative, and homeowner association laws. Whether you need a litigator or general counsel, the attorneys at Weldon & Rothman, PL are prepared to zealously represent you.
Condominiums are creatures of statute. In Florida, Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes provides the framework for all Florida Condominiums. Condominiums consist of individually owned units as well as common areas and facilities that are owned collectively and are operated through the condominium or homeowner association. All owners must pay assessments or maintenance fees for the common areas and abide by the association rules and regulations. Under Florida condominium law, unit owners who don’t pay maintenance fees can have a lien placed on their individual unit and can result in a foreclosure and eviction.
Florida is known for its many residential condominiums, a popular choice for many full-time and part-time Florida residents. In recent years, commercial developments have also turned to the condominium framework to allow individuals to own a piece of commercial property while sharing in common areas and facilities with other unit owners. Also, condominium conversions, which is a process whereby an existing apartment building or development is transformed into a condominium, have become very common.
The condominium procedures can at times be very complex. It is important to have an attorney involved early on in the process. Before beginning ao condominium transaction, whether you are a buyer, seller, or developer, contact a lawyer at Weldon & Rothman, PL to guide you through the process.