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Limited Data Is Available Regarding Number of Mandatory Homeowners Associations; Options Exist for Information Gathering and State Oversight, Report No. 10-20, February 2010
 
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  • In Florida, there is no central repository of information on the number of homeowners associations, so limited information is available regarding how many associations exist and how many citizens are members. As intended by the Legislature, the state currently provides no regulation of such associations. However, the state offers arbitration services for election and recall disputes. This regulatory approach is consistent with that of other states. Specifically, our examination of 11 other states found varying levels of regulation, with most states providing about the same amount as Florida. Seven states, including Florida, rely on alternative dispute resolution processes at the local level to resolve disputes.
  • The Legislature could consider several alternatives to address the lack of information about homeowners associations or to increase the current level of state oversight. These alternatives have advantages and disadvantages, including varying fiscal impact.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes Regulation
Department of Business and Professional Regulation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-07 Progress Report: Division of Land Sales, Condominiums, and Mobile Homes Has Improved Some Business Processes ,published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 05-60 DBPR Re-Engineering Has Achieved Cost Savings, But More Can Be Done to Centralize Functions and Improve Services,published in December 2005.
  • Report No. 05-24 Condominium Program Should Process Complaints, Disputes Sooner and Enhance Program Services,published in April 2005.

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