June 5, 2017

We need your help immediately!  Please contact Governor Rick Scott's office and respectfully urge him to veto HB 653 because it contains many of the same anti-Association provisions we've been working so hard to keep out of legislation.  While we support the original f...

May 28, 2017

Another annual Florida Legislative Session is in the books. The 2017 Session included important victories for the condominium and homeowner association community, including a compromise bill on estoppels. CAN was proud to once again work with our Senators and Represent...

May 2, 2017

This Friday, Florida's 2017 Legislative Session will come to a close, if the House and Senate agree to a state budget.

After a whirlwind nearly sixty days, and thousands of pieces of proposed legislation, only the bills with the most support survived. A relative handful...

April 24, 2017

After a short Easter holiday workweek, our lawmakers are back in Tallahassee for the home-stretch.

Final Vote is imminent on our monumentally important legislation for community associations-the Estoppel Bill.

After several years of close calls, negotiations and compromi...

April 21, 2017

During the fast and furious Legislative Session, sometimes there is tremendous momentum to fix matters with brand new laws. Sometimes you've just got to make a deal.

Last week we brought you up to speed on two key pieces of legislation that flew through Legislative comm...

April 14, 2017

The filing deadline to submit your 2016 Tax Return is Tuesday April 18, 2017 rather than the traditional April 15, date. But did you know this is THE time for tax identity theft? Scammers are filing phony tax returns using stolen Social Security numbers to steal YOUR t...

April 7, 2017

This week, we passed the halfway point of Florida's sixty-day annual legislative session. Gratefully, there are fewer days ahead than behind - and rumor has it our lawmakers will find a way to end on time this year, with no post-May multi-million dollar "Special Sessio...

March 31, 2017

Florida's annual legislative session is racing towards the halfway point.

While numerous bills affecting community associations and homeowners are drafted and filed every year, few make it through the committee process, destined for a date on the House or Senate floor,...

March 24, 2017

In 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival first sang in Proud Mary the famous lyrics, "rolling...rolling... rolling on the river."

Just like Florida's ongoing Legislative Session in Tallahassee, the Session is rolling, rolling, rolling...on new bills that absolutely affects...

October 6, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   

Hurricane Mathew is hitting us right now. 

To receive text message updates about Hurricane Matthew from the state emergency response team, Text FLPREPARES to 888777

Here are some last minute tips you can do to mitigate property damage...

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