Question: I own a condominium unit in Florida that I use as a vacation home. My permanent residence is in New York. Is the association required to send official correspondence from the association, such as meeting notices required to be delivered to the members, to my home in New York? Or is it acceptable to only send the correspondence to my unit address in Florida, with it then being my responsibility to retrieve the correspondence? (M.S. by e-mail)
Answer: The Florida Condominium Act (Chapter 718 of the Florida Statutes) provides that official notice of meetings and notice for all other purposes must be mailed to each unit owner at the address last furnished to the association by the unit owner, or hand delivered to each unit owner. Notices can also be sent by e-mail if the owner has consented in writing to receive notices in that fashion.
The association must send official notices to the address that the owners of the unit designate in writing. If no address is given to the association, or if multiple owners of the same unit cannot agree on the record address, the association can use the address provided on the deed of record.
If you notify the association in writing that all association notices should be sent to your home in New York, the association is required by law to comply with your request.
Originally posted on Florida Condo and HOA Law Blog