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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 720
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F.S. 720.404
720.404 Eligible communities; requirements for revival of declaration.Parcel owners in a community are eligible to seek approval from the Department of Economic Opportunity to revive a declaration of covenants under this act if all of the following requirements are met:
(1) All parcels to be governed by the revived declaration must have been once governed by a previous declaration that has ceased to govern some or all of the parcels in the community;
(2) The revived declaration must be approved in the manner provided in s. 720.405(6); and
(3) The revived declaration may not contain covenants that are more restrictive on the parcel owners than the covenants contained in the previous declaration, except that the declaration may:
(a) Have an effective term of longer duration than the term of the previous declaration;
(b) Omit restrictions contained in the previous declaration;
(c) Govern fewer than all of the parcels governed by the previous declaration;
(d) Provide for amendments to the declaration and other governing documents; and
(e) Contain provisions required by this chapter for new declarations that were not contained in the previous declaration.
History.s. 12, ch. 2004-345; s. 8, ch. 2004-353; s. 438, ch. 2011-142; s. 13, ch. 2018-55.