Condominium Law

South Florida Condominium Law Attorneys

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Miami and its surrounding areas are home to countless condominiums, typically governed by a Board of Directors selected by unit owners. When purchasing a condo, you generally become a member of the condominium’s homeowner association (HOA), where you must agree to the terms and fees of the group. 

As with any home ownership, issues and disputes can arise among condo owners or between owners and other parties, such as the Board of Directors, developers, governmental entities, service providers, or management companies. When parties cannot resolve these issues among themselves, they may need the services of a law firm experienced in Florida condominium law.  

At Cooke Carbonell LLP, we provide legal advice, guidance, and representation to Floridians in these matters; our team brings more than five decades of combined experience to the table. We represent condo owners and homeowner’s associations of all types throughout the area. Our team understands the importance of creative problem-solving to give you the necessary solutions and implementation in the follow-through. We strive for practical resolutions that are efficient and cost-effective. 

We can help you understand your case from a legal standpoint, help clarify issues, help resolve them through skilled negotiation, or, where necessary, take the matter to civil court on your behalf. Our attorneys are skilled Florida trial lawyers who have resolved thousands of legal issues for clients throughout our history.

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Condominium Law Issues

Condominium ownership can present unique challenges and disputes among various parties. 

These can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintenance and Repair Disputes: One common dispute arises over who is responsible for certain repairs or maintenance, whether it falls on the individual unit owner or the condominium association.
  • Assessment Disputes: These occur when a condo owner disagrees with the amount assessed for everyday expenses or special assessments.
  • Noise and Nuisance Complaints: Disputes can also arise between neighbors over noise disturbances or other nuisances within the condominium complex.
  • Architectural Control Disputes: Some condominiums have strict rules about changes that can be made to units or the exterior of the building. Disputes can arise if a unit owner wants to make changes the board doesn't approve of.
  • Rental Restrictions: Some condominium associations place restrictions on subletting units. This can lead to disputes if a unit owner wants to rent their unit but is prevented from doing so by the association's rules.
  • Parking Issues: Parking spaces in a condominium complex can often be a source of conflict, particularly if spaces are limited or not clearly assigned.
  • Pet Policies: Disputes can arise over pet policies, such as restrictions on the number, size, or breed of pets allowed in the condominium.
  • Enforcement of Bylaws: Conflicts can occur when unit owners feel that the board is not adequately enforcing the condominium's bylaws or if they disagree with the interpretation of those bylaws.
  • Construction Defects: These are governed by specific statutes, including Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, that define construction defects as deficiencies in design, specifications, surveying, planning, or supervision and have strict time limits for bringing claims.
  • Foreclosures and Debt Collection: These involve the legal process where a homeowners' association can foreclose on a property if the homeowner fails to pay their dues or assessments.
  • Disputes with Neighboring HOAs: These disputes often arise over shared common areas, boundary issues, noise complaints, or differing interpretations of rules and regulations.
  • Property Management Contracts: This process involves defining the terms and conditions of the relationship between a property owner and a management company, including services provided, fees, and the procedure for making changes or ending the contract.
  • Association Governance Documents: This includes creating and updating the governing documents (like bylaws and covenants) that dictate how a homeowners' association operates and interpreting these documents when legal questions arise.
  • Service Provider Contracts: This involves defining the terms of an agreement between a homeowners' association and third-party service providers, such as landscapers, maintenance workers, or security services.
  • Election Disputes: These disputes involve disagreements over the election process or results within a homeowners' association, including challenges to election outcomes, the process for recalling elected officials, and hearings to resolve these disputes.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty or Negligence: These legal actions involve allegations that officers or directors of a homeowners' association have failed to fulfill their fiduciary duties or have acted negligently in their roles.
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Turn to Cooke Carbonell LLP for Skilled Legal Representation

Florida condominium law can be complex, requiring skill, creative thinking, and diligence. If you are involved in any condominium dispute, we recommend you turn to our team of seasoned lawyers. We bring extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in all condominium law issues.

Our firm has successfully guided clients through intricate legal processes, helping them make informed decisions every step of the way. Our commitment to our clients is demonstrated by the successful outcomes we've achieved throughout our team’s decades of practice. 

Contact us online or at (786) 891-6700 for legal guidance today. 

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