Florida lawmakers have introduced a bill that would outline which duties HOA managers can perform and which should be handed over to a lawyer. The bill could protect HOAs from unlicensed lawyering, which is a third-degree felony, by expanding their abilities. Lawyers say managers are filling out forms that should be left to them, while managers say hiring an attorney to do paperwork could needlessly raise association fees. The state's high court addressed the issue in 1996 and the state Bar Association asked for an updated opinion in 2012.
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