The State of Florida has passed State Bill 1196 amending Florida Statutes 716 & 720:
Permitting an association to collect delinquent assessments directly from a tenant or to require the tenant to pay rent directly to the association when the owner of the tenant’s unit is delinquent.
Tenant’s who do not comply can be evicted by the association.
Pursuant to the SECOND AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT –DECLARATION OF COVENANTS,CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS of Franklin Farms Homeowners Association, Inc. as shown below –
ARTICLE VI- RULES AND REGULATIONS
All of the Property shall be held, used, and enjoyed subject to the following limitations, restrictions and any and all further rules and regulations which may, from time to time, be adopted.
Section 1. Use Restrictions. Dwelling Units shall be used and occupied solely as single family residences by the Owners thereof, their families or approved tenants.
the Board of Directors has enacted the following Rules and Regulations effective July 1, 2010 for homeowners wishing to rent out their property in Franklin Farms.
For properties which are currently rented:
1.The homeowner must fill out a Tenants Information Form regarding the current renters to include
a.Numbers of tenants
b.Ages of tenants
d.Contact telephone numbers – home and work – for the tenants
2.Failure to provide this information within 30 days after requested will results in a fine of $100 per month until the information is provided.
3.The homeowner must inform tenants that they will be residing in a homeowners association and must abide by all of the rules and regulations of the association. Copies of said rules and regulations must be provided to all tenants by the homeowner.
4.The homeowner must advise tenants that failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the association will result in eviction.
5.When the current renters leave the homeowner must comply with the rules for properties not currently rented before renting out the property again.
6.The homeowner must advise tenants of the law that permits the association to collect from the tenant any amounts owing on the property not paid by the homeowner.
For properties not currently rented:
1.The homeowner must notify the association that he intends to rent out the property and supply the association with a signed Intent to Rent Form stating that he will:
a.Inform potential tenants that they must submit an application, pay for a background check, and be approved by the association prior to moving in.
b.Inform tenants that they will be residing in a homeowners association and must abide by all of the rules and regulations of the association. Copies of said rules and regulations must be provided to all tenants by the homeowner.
c.Allow the association to collect any unpaid assessments, fines, etc. from the tenants in the event of the owner’s non-payment of said amounts.
d.Evict tenants who fail to follow the rules and regulations of the association after being sent violations notices.
2.After renters have been approved by the association in writing the homeowner must provide the association with the Tenants Information Form within 30 days.
3.The homeowner must provide the association with his current address and telephone contact numbers.
4.The homeowners must be current on all assessments and fines or approval will be withheld until payment is made in full.
5.In the event the tenant violates the rules and regulations of the association the homeowner will be responsible for compliance and/or payment of any assessed fines.
6.Failure tofollow these rules will result in a fine of $100 per month until complied with.