The intent behind the statutory emergency powers is to provide volunteer boards with more flexibility to deal with disaster situations. You can see from the list below that certain protocol regarding meeting notices, membership approval and limits on board functions and authority are all modified in the face of a disaster. For instance, your board has the authority under these emergency powers to take the necessary steps to dry out individual units and you can lien the owners who fail to reimburse the association for those expenses. You can specially assess the owners without their approval even if your documents would ordinarily require such approval. You can also borrow money without the need for membership approval even if your documents ordinarily require such membership approval.
Pursuant to Florida law, condominium, cooperative and HOA boards can now take the following steps as long as the state of emergency in Florida continues: