GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published August 15, 2022
I can’t tell you how many times I heard clients tell me that
they were scared that a Board member was in their home
unannounced or that they feared a Board member was going to come
into their home unannounced.
The claim is usually made by people who have had disagreements
with the Board or a particular Board member in the past.
Sometimes, owners will freak out when their enemy in the
condominium gets elected to the Board and that person now has
access to everyone’s keys to their unit that they are required
to post with the association.
So when exactly is the Board allowed to enter your unit?
Florida Statute 718.111 states:
(5) RIGHT OF ACCESS TO UNITS.—
(a) The association has the irrevocable right of access to each
unit during reasonable hours, when necessary for the
maintenance, repair, or replacement of any common elements or of
any portion of a unit to be maintained by the association
pursuant to the declaration or as necessary to prevent damage to
the common elements or to a unit.
How many times I have heard unit owners claim that the Board
made up an excuse to enter my home because they claim they
thought there was a water leak coming from my unit. Or, they
thought there was a problem with the electrical power in my
unit. Or, they thought that there was a weird noise coming from
Can you imagine that happening? Someone coming into your home
and poking around your unit looking for whatever they want under
false pretenses. Has it happened before? Yes, it happens more
than you think. If you don’t believe me, ask Donald Trump. In
today’s political climate, it can even happen to a former
President of the United States.
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Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.