One Year Later: Surfside Collapse Inspires Newly Passed Florida Legislation Addressing Structural Integrity, Published in REBusinessOnline2022-07-07T18:13:13+00:00
07.07.2022 // Attorney, Construction Defect, CONSTRUCTION LAW WATCH, Florida, NEWS, Press Releases, Publications
One Year Later: Surfside Collapse Inspires Newly Passed Florida Legislation Addressing Structural Integrity, Published in REBusinessOnline

This month marked the first anniversary of the 13-story, L-shaped Champlain Towers collapse alongside the Surfside coastline. Jim Prichard, Ball Janik LLP’s Managing Partner, wrote an article published on 6/24 for REBusinessOnline detailing the Florida Senate passing Senate Bill 4D, which addresses structural inspection requirements and inspection reserve funds held by condominium and cooperative associations. Jim details some of the intricacies of the bill and how it impacts Florida owners and condo associations.

“Planning for the costs of conducting the inspections and ensuring funds are available for needed repairs are paramount for ownership and associations,” writes Jim. “While we have advised clients about several aspects of condominium maintenance and association practices for years, this new law has established specific legal requirements that require compliance. Failure to comply could bring serious legal and liability problems for an association.”

He continues, “Developers, builders, subcontractors, and other industry participants want to create high-quality projects they can confidently develop and successfully sell, knowing Florida owners will have safe homes to enjoy for generations to come.” He also explains inspections of buildings that must be conducted at specific intervals.

To read the story in full, click here.


Ball Janik LLP is a Florida-based law firm offering construction law, construction defect, commercial litigation, insurance recovery, and real estate law to its local and national client base. Founded nearly half a century ago with six lawyers and a four-person support staff, the firm has expanded its capabilities, professionals, and geographic footprint. What began as a firm focused on real property and land use (known then as Ball Janik & Novack) has grown to include the insights of a team of attorneys and staff with a combined six centuries of experience. The firm has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Corporate International.
James C. Prichard
Orlando, Florida
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