Many South Florida residents living in condominium and homeowner associations have been plagued by increased assessments that resulted from the rise in foreclosures.

This past week I negotiated the merger of my bill with another major foreclosure bill sponsored by Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff. This will ensure easier passage of the important components of the bill.
Many owners across South Florida are fed up with neighbors who choose not to pay maintenance fees while they continue to enjoy the same services and amenities as those owners who are struggling to keep their payments up to date.

The Sachs/Bogdanoff bill puts pressure on delinquent owners to pay up by making life tougher, including taking away pool and clubhouse rights and siphoning rent checks. Unlike some other bills that have been filed, my bill includes both condo and homeowner associations.

You may track the progress of any of the above bills by visiting www.myfloridahouse.gov. Feel free to contact me with your ideas and feedback at Maria.Sachs@myfloridahouse.gov