Homeowner and Condominium Estoppel Certificate Fees Increased
By: Barry Miller, Esq., of Barry L. Miller, P.A., Offices Orlando
If a property is located within a homeowner’s or condominium association, we must secure an estoppel certificate to demonstrate that there are no past due fees or fines due by the seller. The certificate will also disclose if there are any violations of the association’s declaration or rules. Since July 1, 2017, fees for the preparation and delivery of estoppel certificates for condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations have been limited by sections 718.116, 719.108 and 720.30851, Florida Statutes. These statutes require the fees to be adjusted every five (5) years in an amount equal to the total of the annual increases for that five (5) year period in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items. The statutes further provide that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) shall periodically calculate the fees, rounded to the nearest dollar, and publish the amounts allowable.
Effective July 1, 2022, the fees are as follows:
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