Broward Associations: Acknowledgement and Rejection

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On September 10, 2013, the Broward County Commission voted to enact an amendment to its Code of Ordinances prohibiting discriminatory practices in real estate transactions. This includes Homeowner Associations and Cooperative Associations who review prospective purchase and lease applicants. The rules require that the association acknowledge receipt of a completed application within ten (10) days of submission. If the application package is incomplete, the acknowledgment letter must include a list of missing or incomplete items. Within forty-five (45) days after receipt of a completed application, the association must reject or approve the application and if rejected, must state the reason(s).

Notice of Claim on Security Deposit

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Fla. Stat. 84.49(3)(a)…Upon the vacating of the premises for termination of the lease, if the landlord does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit, the landlord shall have 15 days to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, or the landlord shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail …

Order to Post Money to the Court Registry

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Many times during the pendency of an eviction case, whether residential or commercial, the Court will enter an order requiring the Tenant to post money into the Court registry. The Order may also include language that requires the Tenant to continue to post rent money to the registry of the court when each new payment becomes due. The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion on this very issue in a commercial tenant eviction.