Barbara Billiot Stage’s Guides

Barbara Billiot Stage

Orlando Residential Real Estate Lawyer.

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  1. HOA Emergency Powers (FS 720.316) NEW LAW!

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 7 days ago.

    Commentary on the new law enacted July 1, 2014 giving HOAs unrestricted powers during emergencies. Introduction There is trouble brewing on the horizon and it doesn't come from a hurricane, but the ef

  2. Covenant Violations and the Fining Process - What Homeowners Need to Know

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, about 2 months ago.

    An overiew of the fining process and how to protect yourself from HOA abuse by an association not regulated by the State of Florida. Introduction This is the time of year where our firm gets a lot of

  3. Buyer Beware - You Are About To Become A HOA Victim

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 2 months ago.

    Growing trend of liening and foreclosing on new owners. Introduction NOTICE: New out-of-state home buyers -- welcome to Florida and please turn over your new home to the HOA. This has been going on

  4. Abuse of Power - Living in A Florida Community Association

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 3 months ago.

    The problems homeowners encounter living in HOAs, COAs and mobile home parks. Introduction If I had to briefly describe Florida community associations (COAs, HOAs, Mobile Home Parks) I would sum it up

  5. No Deed Restrictions - A Costly Error

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 3 months ago.

    A recent trial court ruling invalidated the deed restrictions for one HOA for not using the correct voting procedures. The Rules Apply to Everyone, Including the HOA Itself Yesterday was a good day f

  6. How to Spot a "Bad" HOA (or Condo Association)

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 4 months ago.

    A guide on signs your association is behaving badly. The Signs When potential clients tell me they think they made a mistake and bought into a "bad" HOA or COA, if it's a condo association, I tell the

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  7. Foreclosures for Association Assessments

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 5 months ago.

    This is a guide of do's and don'ts for homeowners facing a lien and/or foreclosure for non-payment of assessments. So You Didn't Pay Your Assessments -- Now What? There are very few defenses to non-pa

  8. Community Association Managers (CAMs)

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 6 months ago.

    This is an article for associations doing business with CAMs to operate and manage the community. This is not meant as a negative review of CAMs, but as a guide for board members of associations to i

  9. Fines and Fla Stat 720.305

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 6 months ago.

    This is a hot topic with homeowners trying to figure out exactly what the process is for fines. Here's my blog on the areas that give everyone the most trouble. Introduction This week I corresponded

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  10. Time to Pay Those Assessments - Even If You Did Not Receive A Bill

    Written by attorney Barbara Stage, 6 months ago.

    Number 1 problem in community living is past due assessments because the owner did not receive a bill from the association. Here's some things you need to know about Florida and the collection of ass

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