Reader’s Choice 2017: Florida legislation would ensure that HOAs can never expire

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JANUARY 8, 2016

Florida legislation would ensure that HOAs can never expire

UPDATE: Thankfully, HB 7031 died in the Florida House in March 2016. However, it may be resubmitted for consideration in future Legislative sessions.

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities


A few months ago, I told you about several Association-Governed Community (Community Association, HOA) bills filed in Florida.

As a refresher, here’s the link.

Now two additional bills have been filed, one in the Senate, and one in the House.

Today I will cover one of those bills, an amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act (MRTA), and tomorrow I will cover the other bill, the HOA Reform Bill for 2016, supported by CCFJ (Cyber Citizens for Justice).

First, a little history.

What is the MRTA?

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