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Investors: No, you can’t use the pool!

Published: 04 May 2012 - Author: Marcus Burke


It comes as a surprise to some, but under the Florida Condominium Act, when an owner decides to rent out their condo, their rights to use the on-site amenities like the pool, gym, tennis courts etc. pass to the renter.

“Dual use” as it is referred to, is generally prohibited by the governing documents, meaning that owners who have tenants living in their homes can actually be prevented from using their own facilities.

Unfair? Not really. The amenities are developed for use by only a certain number of persons and in communities where most of the units are owned by investors who rent out their condos, that use could effectively be doubled, putting enormous pressure on the infrastructure. Just as you can’t live in your home once it’s rented, nor can you use the pool. Fortunately, in most cases, this never becomes an issue as most condo investors live out of state – or out of the country.

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