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There is NOTHING in the FL statutes that prohibit your proposal
You are correct that Chapter 718 of the FL statutes is the law that applies.
The primary section that applies is section 718.113This section provides, in part,(1) Maintenance of the common elements is the responsibility of the association. The declaration may provide that certain limited common elements shall be maintained by those entitled to use the limited common elements or that the association shall provide the maintenance, either as a common expense or with the cost shared only by those entitled to use the limited common elements. If the maintenance is to be by the association at the expense of only those entitled to use the limited common elements, the declaration shall describe in detail the method of apportioning such costs among those entitled to use the limited common elements, and the association may use the provisions of s. 718.116 to enforce payment of the shares of such costs by the unit owners entitled to use the limited common elements.Then, if you turn to section 718.116, you do not see anything that would prohibit your proposal (payment over a period of time)No idea why the president would say the statute requires "in hand"..that is not the case.
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