By Jan Bergemann

Published July 5, 2024


The Florida Legislature enacted this year lots of bills dealing with community association rules and living. Everybody is talking about the two big bills HB 1021 (Condominiums) and HB 1203 (Homeowners’ Associations), but a lot of other bills passed – and Governor Ron DeSantis signed every bill ordered enrolled into law. For a summary of all these bills please look at PRIORITY BILLS 2024.


There are lots of serious changes contained in these bills, so it makes very little sense when the Legislature enacted a bill (SB 382) that allows community association managers to forego continuous education if they have a license for more than ten (10) years. Does that mean that CAMs know all about all these new laws just because they have a CAM license for more than 10 years? In all honesty: A lot of the CAMs working nowadays in community associations seem to know not much about existing laws considering the way they conduct business or tell board members how to deal with certain issues.


And then there is another very important bill for homeowners owning property in homeowners’ association regulated by FS 720 – important because Floridians have to deal with hurricanes each year: HB 293: Hurricane Protections for Homeowners' Associations.


In the past boards have been disallowing homeowners to install certain hurricane protections claiming aesthetic reasons: NO MORE! The provisions of the bill prohibits board or committee of association from denying application for installation, enhancement, or replacement of certain hurricane protection.


Looking at all these new bill enacted by the Legislature enacted this year it looks like common sense finally made its way to Tallahassee.

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Jan Bergemann

Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice, Florida 's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group. CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in community  

associations. He moved to Florida in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues for his own purposes. End of retirement!


CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in Tallahassee - finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.


The organization has two websites to inform interested Florida homeowners and condo owners:

News Website:

Educational Website:

We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all service providers surely have a different interest! We are trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking in Florida !

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