CONDO SAFETY INSPECTIONS DIFFER FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
Published February 10, 2023
Just in case you thought that the Condo Safety Bill SB-4D
– enacted during a special session last summer – would make all
the inspection requirements the same for the whole State of
YOU WERE WRONG!
As Eric pointed out in his blog on Monday the inspection process
already differs in Miami/Dade County and Broward County, the two
counties with the most condo hi-rises affected by the new
And it seems that there is no general rule in place for the new
“milestone structural inspections”.
With other words: If you are the board of a hi-rise condo (over
75 ft. in heights) you need to inquire with your local County
Code Structural Compliance Office to find out what the process
in your county is.
And in the latest news the Florida Building Commission published
a report asking the legislature to expand the requirement for
safety inspections for all hi-rise condos, not just the ones
located in costal areas.
Life is difficult enough, but it seems that our government wants
to make it even more difficult!
Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking