Are Long Standing Board Members Abusing Authority?

Q. Are Board members in my condominium association subject to any term limits? Some directors have been on the board for years and I’m concerned about abuse of authority.

A. Florida law does limit the length of time for a director’s time in office, but there is no legal limit on the number of times that a director can stand for reelection. On the length of a director’s term, Florida law provides for 1-year terms unless the members approve staggered terms of 2 years. We recommend staggered 2-year terms to our clients in many cases, which can provide some continuity on the board. A complete turnover of the board every 12 months can often cause disruption in the community and result in changes that may not be unnecessary.

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