Panama City, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Can the president of an HOA board also be a member of the architectural committee? Can her husband?

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A: Each committee, except a committee to impose fines, has a chairman who is usually a board member unless the board decides to appoint someone else. Often the architectural committee is made up of the board of directors because of the lack of volunteers. A board members spouse can serve on a committee and also can serve on the board. There is no law in HOAs prohibiting spouses from serving together. There is for condominium associations but even that has exceptions.

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