|THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL OWNERS AND BOARD MEMBERS LIVING IN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS REGULATED BY FLORIDA STATUTES FS 718.|
Eligible To Be A Board Member
One issue that recurs in condos is the question of whether or not a non-member (person not named on deed) is eligible to serve as a board member of an association. We have seen many fights -- and oddly enough, association attorneys spend association dues to fight for the right of non-members to serve on the board. Despite the fact that governing documents clearly state that board candidates must be association members listed on the deed, it seems that some folks -- including their attorneys -- can't read and squander owners' money in useless lawsuits.
A very important Arbitration Ruling from 2004 supports the fact that eligible candidates have to be DEEDED OWNERS of the association. See: