New Miami-Dade County Ordinances went into effect on July 1, 2014.
Miami-Dade new ordinances have gone into effect and every community association should understand what this means for them. In the past, a community association had no obligation to tell a prospective purchaser or renter why an application was rejected. The rejected purchaser or renter had limited options for relief. In some cases, rejected purchasers or renters would be told to file discrimination claims or hire an attorney
Miami-Dade County has taken away the associations' abilities to keep their reasons for rejection hidden with the enactment section 11A-18.1. This new code sets timelines for the associations to respond to the applicants and to provide notifications of incomplete applications. While some of the timelines and rules might conflict with some associations' existing regulations, the ordinance creates a rebuttable presumption that an asso-ciation that does not comply with the ordinance's requirements has acted in a discriminatory manner.
To learn what this means for Miami-Dade associations, download our Miami-Dade County New Ordinance.
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