Homeowners’ and Condominium Associations

Bush Ross is the preeminent full-service legal solution for Florida community associations of all sizes. Bush Ross provides comprehensive legal services to homeowners associations, condominium associations, civic associations, community development districts, and commercial associations. In addition, Bush Ross provides counseling to country clubs, owners' ad hoc committees, cooperators, owners, and developers. Bush Ross prides itself in playing an integral part of any homeowner association’s or condominium association’s professional team, assisting the Board and management to prepare for and conduct meetings; answering questions about documents and pertinent law; enforcing the covenants and restrictions; drafting and negotiating contracts for provisions of services; and collecting unpaid assessments.

Bush Ross' Community Associations Practice Group provides a one stop shop for all legal matters related to community needs. The attorneys and staff devote their practice to community association issues and have decades of experience. With hundreds of association clients throughout Florida, Bush Ross' Community Associations Practice Group is well adept to handle every aspect of community associations legal needs efficiently and at the highest level.

Bush Ross provides all aspects of community association legal services, including assessment and fine collections, covenant enforcement, document amendments, assistance with corporate operations, contract drafting, contract litigation, labor and employment litigation, and administration and supervision of elections and meetings. We also have many lawyers who are experienced with legal actions and lawsuits, including mediations, arbitrations, bankruptcy proceedings, construction litigation, eminent domain, land use and zoning, insurance litigation and appeals involving community associations.

 The Community Associations Practice Group's areas of experience include:

  • Amendments
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Annual and Member Meetings
  • General Counsel
  • Arbitration
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Architectural Guidelines
  • Levying and Collecting Special Assessments
  • Architectural Procedures
  • Liens (including pre-lien and intent to foreclose letters)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Limited Common Elements
  • Bank Loans
  • Litigation
  • Board Certification
  • Maintenance Responsibility
  • Board Meetings
  • Marketable Records Title Act Issues
  • Board Conflicts
  • Mediation
  • Budget and Financial Issues
  • Meeting Notice Review and Compliance
  • Collection of Assessments and Fines
  • Meeting Attendance
  • Common Elements
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor Issues
  • Contract Review
  • Official Records and Inspections
  • Corporate Advice and Counsel
  • Opinion Letters
  • Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR issues)
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Difficult Owners
  • Probate and Trust Issues
  • Document Rewrites
  • Recalls
  • Elections
  • Reserves
  • Election Disputes
  • Rogue Board Members
  • Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Eminent Domain
  • Revitalizing and Persevering Governing Documents (MRTA)
  • Estoppel Certificates
  • Turnover from Developers
  • Evictions
  • Tenant Issues and Rentals
  • Fair Housing Act and ADA
  • Terminations of Condominiums
  • Financial Reporting Requirements
  • Sale and Acquisition of Property
  • Fine Policies and Procedures
  • SWFWMD Permitting Issues and Regulation
  • Formation of Condominiums and HOAs
  • Use Restriction Compliance and Enforcement (Violations)
  • HUD Complaints
  • Unit Access
  • Hurricane Preparedness
  • Water Leaks and Damage

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