By Eric Glazer, Esq.

Published February 15, 2021


The Florida Legislature is in session, and there have been some community association bills filed, but nothing to write home about.  CCFJ and I have been working together to hopefully get legislation passed this year that will help communities.  For example:


1.     I drafted a proposed bill that does away with directors getting certified by simply signing a ridiculous self-serving affidavit that they read the documents.  I have been to annual meetings where I have watched the manager give the new directors these forms to sign before they ever read word one.  From now on, you would be required to attend an approved class like the over 21,000 people I have had the privilege of teaching.  These classes are free and on-line.  There is NO EXCUSE for a director not to take a class and learn a little about condominium or HOA law.


2.     I drafted a bill that would allow condo Owners to put one sign in their window supporting a political candidate that can be put up 30 days before the election and must be removed 3 days after the election.  For HOA’s – the owner would be allowed to put one sign in their window and one sign on their lawn.  Why should people who don’t live in community associations be the only ones allowed to show support for their political candidates?


3.     There is a provision in the Florida Statutes that allows each condominium unit owner to display a religious symbol on their door, of a specific size.  Believe it or not, owners in a co-op or HOA have no similar right.  They can be prevented from displaying even a small religious symbol of their choice if the governing documents say so.  So, I drafted a bill giving HOA owners and condo owners the same rights as members in a condo.


Next week we will discuss a few other bills that CCFJ and I would like to see.  We are hoping that Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez will simply amend her current bill to add on our wishes.  Fingers crossed.  Feel free to let her know how you feel about the above.

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About HOA & Condo Blog

Eric Glazer 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 more than 2

decades and is the owner of Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a seven attorney law firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando and satellite offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Tampa.


Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at noon each Sunday on 850 WFTL.




He is the first attorney in the State of Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium residents as eligible to serve on a condominium Board of Directors and has now certified more than 10,000 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.

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