Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The War Is On - Florida Friendly Landscaping Battle with Florida HOA

Please visit this website to help Renee Parker fight the Summerport HOA in Windermere, Florida. http://www.indiegogo.com/Florida-Friendly/emal

In 2009 former governor Charlie Crist signed into law a revision to the Homeowner Association Act, Fla. Stat. 720.3075(4), which states "may not prohibit or be enforced so as to prohibit any property owner from implementing Florida-friendly landscaping …"

This law is very important as Florida faces droughts and is considering importing water from the State of Georgia due to water shortages, yet Florida homeowner associations are still taking homeowners to court claiming they cannot implement their Florida-Friendly plans. The HOA attorneys claim they are not prohibiting the Florida-Friendly landscaping, but have the right to regulate it. The problem is their "regulation" of the landscaping plans does indeed inhibit it.

Keep your eye on this case -- Summerport Homeowners Association v Jeff and Renee Parker. It's a very important battle.


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  2. They are prohibiting it, going against a FL statute. Donations should be solicited to fund a counter-suit, or at least demand that the HOA pay for the Parker's legal fees.


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