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The Battle Is On For Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Posted by attorney Barbara Stage

Please visit this website to learn more about Renee Parker's fight the Summerport HOA in Windermere, Florida. http://www.indiegogo.com/Florida-Friendly/emal In 2009 former governor Charlie Crist signed into law a revision to the Homeowner Association Act, Fla. Stat. 720.3075(4), which states "may not prohibit or be enforced so as to prohibit any property owner from implementing Florida-friendly landscaping …" This law is very important as Florida faces droughts and is considering importing water from the State of Georgia due to water shortages, yet Florida homeowner associations are still taking homeowners to court claiming they cannot implement their Florida-Friendly plans. The HOA attorneys claim they are not prohibiting the Florida-Friendly landscaping, but have the right to regulate it. The problem is their "regulation" of the landscaping plans does indeed inhibit it. Keep your eye on this case -- Summerport Homeowners Association v Jeff and Renee Parker. It's a very important battle.

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