K.D. from Broward County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
The Governor’s Emergency order 2020-06,04 gave powers to the Association. I understand that they have ended as of June 1st. I am unable to find the expiration date. My Condo is refusing to allow
work to start on my project. i.e.. Kitchen ceiling, counter top sink and electrical panel.
Mister Condo replies:
K.D., Emergency Order or not, many HOAs and condos are limiting access to their properties by outside contractors as part of their strategy to keep COVID-19 (and the potential liabilities that come with it) out of their associations. Temporarily disallowing non-emergent repairs by outside contractors is often the advice the Board is receiving from their attorney and insurer. I know that can be frustrating but this pandemic is unprecedented and Boards are learning as they go and following the best advice of community association experts. If you insist on having this work go forward, you can challenge the Board but my guess is the pandemic restrictions will be over before your case would reach the arbitration stage. I am not an attorney and offer no legal advice here. My friendly advice is to follow the Board’s lead and delay your projects until the community decides to allow outside contractors back on property. Good luck!