A legal fight is brewing over a new state law in Florida that gives developers more control over common areas in mixed-use buildings where residential condos share the premises with a hotel, among other uses.

Mixed-use condo buildings aligned with prominent hotel brands that run them like resorts has been a popular business model in South Florida for years.

A bill passed this month and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, known as HB 1021, was originally intended to create more accountability for condominium homeowner associations and managers.

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