Burr Alert: Case Summary Of Pulte Home Corp. v. Vermillion Homeowners Association


In a lawsuit alleging construction defects in homeowners’ individual townhomes, Florida's Second District Court of Appeal ruled that a homeowners’ association was bound by arbitration agreements between its members and the developer. The arbitration provisions were contained in the purchase agreements signed by individual homeowners. It was undisputed that the homeowners’ association did not sign a purchase agreement or limited warranty.

Pulte Home Corporation (“Pulte”) was the builder of the Vermillion townhome development in Pasco County. Pulte constructed many of the common areas including access roads, water retention ponds, building envelopes, and roofs. The townhomes were owned by individual homeowners, who were members of the Vermillion Homeowners' Association (the “Association”). The Association maintained the common areas of the development along with the exteriors of the buildings, including the townhomes' exteriors. However, the Association did not maintain the doors, door frames, glass surfaces, or locks of the townhomes.

Please see full Alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Burr & Forman | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.