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SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDANT Declaratory judgment action – Alleged failure of condominium homeowners’ association to repair and maintain common recreational areas.

Palm Beach County, FL

The plaintiff, in this action, was a unit owner in a multi-unit condominium complex, who brought an action for declaratory relief, as to whether the defendant homeowners’ association was responsible for the expenses of certain recreational areas within the community. The defendant argued that the plaintiff’s action was filed beyond the expiration of a statute of limitations for declaratory relief.

The plaintiff argued that the defendant association was responsible for paying for repairs and maintenance to the condominium complex recreational areas – including the parking garages, tennis court and swimming pool.

The defendant argued that a recent Fourth District Court of Appeal case, Harris v. Aberdeen, ________ So. 3d ________, holds that a cause of action for declaratory relief, based upon an association’s declaration on the date the owner takes title to his or her property.

Evidence showed that the plaintiff took title to the condominium in ________. Thus, the defendant contended that a five-year limitation for legal or equitable actions (based upon a written instrument) had expired.The court granted summary judgment for the defendant association.

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