Miami-Dade County to Consider Ordinance Requiring Disclosure of Special Taxing Districts

Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will consider today for first reading an amendment to the Miami-Dade County Code which would require sellers of residential property located within a special taxing district to disclose to buyers that such property is located within a special taxing district and subject to payment of assessments. On February 6, 2018, […]

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FinCEN Increases Scrutiny to Combat Money Laundering on Residential Real Estate in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties

Due to the continued effects of money laundering in certain geographically targeted areas, including Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has recently increased its investigation into high-end residential real estate transactions. All cash residential real estate transactions with purchase prices over the threshold amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) in […]

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Governor Signs Condominium and Homeowners Association Legislation but Vetoes Legislation Which Would Have Modified the Condominium Sprinkler Retrofit and Life Safety Requirements

Citing to the recent London high-rise fire, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed House Bill 653 which, among other things, sought to amend the condominium fire sprinkler retrofitting and life safety systems requirements. However, the Governor signed House Bill 1237 and House Bill 6027 into law on June 26, 2016.  The legislation signed by the Governor […]

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2017 Statutory Changes to Florida’s Condominium Termination Statute

As an update to my previous blog dated June 15, 2017 on terminations of condominiums which can be found here, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1520 into law on June 16, 2017. Senate Bill 1520 addresses the termination of condominiums in Florida and impacts the manner in which Florida condominiums may be terminated […]

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