Homeowner's Association (HOA) Law - Attorney Holly Rice's notes from the arena:
Homeowners' associations can provide great peace of mind for homeowners. However, there are also drawbacks to HOAs that can cause serious problems.
Yes, it matters if your homeowners' association (HOA) is incorporated. Pursuant to Florida Statute §720.303, "an association must be incorporated. . . ." You can view the entire statute here. The governing documents must be recorded in the official records of the county where the HOA is located. The governing documents include, but are not limited to, articles of incorporation, which establishes the existence of the corporation.