I live in a condominium association and our community website is terrible. There are no minutes, contracts or financial records to view and the Board doesn’t email any updates to the community. During the Summer months, I have no way of knowing what is going on and was told the Board must have a website. Is the Board violating Florida law? – T.R., Naples
Possibly, but I would need more information to answer the question. Florida law now requires condominiums with 150 or more units to maintain a website. Thus, condominiums with fewer than 150 units are not required under today’s law to maintain a website at all let alone a website with updated information. So, if your condominium includes less than 150 units, the Board is not violating the statute.
If the condominium has 150 or more units, the statute then prescribes a number of requirements. First, the website must be independent and wholly owned and operated by the Board or a website operated by a third party but in the Association’s control. Second, the website must include a “owners only” section that is protected and inaccessibly by the general public. The Association must also post current copies of various documents in digital format on the website and protected in the “owners only” section of the website. Some of these documents include the condominium documents, a list of contracts and summary of recent bids, the annual budget, notices, financial reports, and contracts involving a director who is financially interested in the contract.
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