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It is well settled that increased controls and limitations upon the rights of unit owners to transfer their property are necessary concomitants of condominium living. The principle that the use of condominium property can be burdened with restrictions has received legislative sanction. See § 718.104(5), Fla.Stat. (Supp. 1982) (providing that a declaration of condominium 'may include covenants and restrictions concerning the use, occupancy, and transfer of the units permitted by law with reference to real property.'). See Hidden Harbour Estates, Inc. v. Norman, 309 So.2d 180 (Fla. 4th DCA 1975); Holiday Out in America at St. Lucie, Inc. v. Bowes, 285 So.2d 63 (Fla. 4th DCA 1973); Chianese v. Culley, 397 F. Supp. 1344 (S.D.Fla. 1975). 

 

'Inherent in the condominium concept is the principle that to promote the health, happiness, and peace of mind of the majority of the unit owners since they are living in such close proximity and using facilities in common, each unit owner must give up a certain degree of freedom of choice which he might otherwise enjoy in separate, privately owned property. Condominium unit owners comprise a little democratic sub society of necessity more restrictive as it pertains to use ...

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