YOUR LEGISLATIVE WISH LIST
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 16, 2023
The Florida Legislature will convene
in March, so the next two months will be chaotic. Lobbyists
will be walking the floors of The Capital wanting to meet
privately with Legislators to explain why their proposed bill is
so important and that the legislators must have a chance to vote
on it. Some proposed bills will get voted upon. Others may be
filed, never get a hearing before any committee and just die
As you know, while I contributed to
legislative drafting in the past, I still have not been able to
have passed what I hope will be my legacy: mandatory education
for both condominium and HOA board of directors.
This year was perhaps the most
important year ever in terms of new condominium laws, in light
of the tragedy in Surfside. Mandatory reserves were passed,
mandatory inspections were passed, directors could now be
personally liable for failing to follow these new laws, and the
one portion of the bill that was removed was the requirement for
board members to take an educational course in order to get
How are the directors going to learn
these new laws? Instead, we have the same stupid situation
where you can get certified simply swearing that you read your
own governing documents. The new laws are not contained in
your governing documents! So………….you can be personally liable
for breaching laws that you are not required to learn! The easy
fix is to require mandatory education for all Board members.
I drafted the proposed legislation and
I have my fingers crossed. Let’s see what happens and if the
proposed legislation doesn’t make it, I hope the Legislator or
Legislators who wanted it to die, admit it and take credit for
So………………. What new changes to the law
would you like to see this year?
HOA & Condo Blog
Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.