The quality of life in a condominium is determined largely by the quality of the leaders who manage it. Effective leaders of common interest communities must have a thorough knowledge of both the state statutes that govern the actions of condominium boards and their association’s bylaws and must apply these with impartiality and integrity at all times. The consequences of failure can be severe, resulting in legal and financial penalties for individuals as well as a decline in the value of association members’ most valuable assets—their homes.
This course provides comprehensive explanations of the State of Florida’s laws on conducting condominium board elections in clear, everyday language. With this knowledge, learners will be able to execute their leadership roles in condominium associations wisely and professionally. (Discounts are available for Condominium Boards or Property Management Companies by calling us at 1-800-521-9667).
Directors, Officers, and members of condominium associations.
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To instruct Directors, Officers, and members of condominium associations in the process of conducting elections to the condominium board of administration that comply with Florida law and the association’s own bylaws.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- assist in the transfer of control of the association from the condominium developer to unit owners;
- apply the statutory provisions for determining eligibility for election to leadership positions in condominium associations;
- notify unit owners of upcoming elections in a manner consistent with statutory requirements;
- prepare and distribute election ballots properly;
- conduct election procedures in a manner that ensures statutory compliance, fairness, and adherence to the association’s bylaws;
- implement an internet-based online voting system;
- tabulate election results accurately and transparently;
- determine when elections are not required;
- conduct runoff elections in adherence with statutory requirements;
- distinguish those situations when proxies can and cannot be used in elections;
- follow the correct legal procedures for petitioning for the appointment of a receiver for the condominium association; and
- remove from office a board member and fill the resultant vacancy in a manner consistent with statutory provisions and the association’s bylaws.
- The Transition of Control of a Condominium Association from the Developer to Unit Owners
- Determining Eligibility Service on Condominium Association Boards
- Giving Unit Owners Proper Notice of Elections
- Conducting Board Elections and Tabulating Results
- State Regulations on Using Proxies and Appointing Receivers
- Removing a Board Member from Office