The following question comes from a website visitor from Florida. We would like to thank our Partner, FirstService Residential, for providing the answer.
Q: We are a small Community with 24 homes. This association was established in 1986. Up until now when voting is done, it has always been 1 vote for a unit. It is not clear in our docs. A few homeowners want a vote per homeowner living there, for example a husband and wife would get 2 votes. A single homeowner would only get 1 vote. We tried to change the docs as our attorney suggested. We can not get a majority vote. Are there any Florida laws that might help us resolve this?
A: Generally, your homeowner association documents will discuss the proper voting procedure for your association. Typically, there is only one vote for each unit regardless of how many people own it. However, this is a legal question to be addressed by your association counsel as it requires the interpretation of the law and the governing documents. Please continue to review with your association’s legal counsel to obtain an understanding of your association’s governing documents and to provide you with the answers you are seeking after that review.
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