The rules for guests at Florida condos can vary depending on the specific condominium association and its governing documents, which may include the declaration of condominium, bylaws, and rules and regulations. However, there are some common rules and guidelines that are often applicable to guests in Florida condos. Keep in mind that these rules can change over time and may differ from one condo association to another. It's essential to review the specific rules and regulations of the condo.
First, it's important to understand how the condo defines Guest. You may find Guest defined in the governing documents, often in the declaration. In general, a guest at a Florida condo is someone who is not a permanent resident of the condominium unit but is invited by a unit owner or resident to stay temporarily. This person is typically not on the condo's lease or ownership documents and does not have the same rights and privileges as a full-time resident. Guests are usually individuals visiting for a short period, such as friends, family members, or acquaintances of the unit owner or resident.
Condo owners may also want to understand the distinction between guests and tenants, whether long-term or short-term. The rules for guests will likely differ than the rules for tenants.
Here are some general guidelines that are commonly seen:
It's crucial for both residents and their guests to familiarize themselves with the specific rules and regulations of the condo association they are staying in to ensure a pleasant and compliant visit. Failure to follow these rules can result in fines or other consequences for both the resident and their guests. If you are planning to stay in a Florida condo as a guest, it's a good idea to communicate with the unit owner or property management to understand and adhere to the specific rules in place.
Prospective Florida condo buyers should, if they don't understand how condo governing documents can impact their ability to invite guests, engage licensed and reputable attorneys and advisors to guide their buying decision.