Homeowners associations and condominium boards have a lot on their plates. If you are part of such an organization, you might work to advertise the property, get in new tenants or owners, create rule structures that protect everyone and enforce those rules. We know board members and staff are sometimes swamped with administrative tasks, including dealing with rents and payments or work-order tickets, which is why construction defect issues sometimes sit on the back burner.
Our firm specializes in construction law, and we want you to know that it's important to act as soon as you discover a possible construction defect. We know you're busy, but construction defect law is governed by a statute of limitation. If you slide the issue to the back burner, it could stay there for longer than you planned as staff and board members get caught up in daily work and other matters.
Florida law has some very specific requirements for construction defect claims, so evaluating these issues can be daunting. That's why our firm partners with you to provide guidance and assistance. We can help you understand whether you have a possible claim and what you might be able to do about it -- and then we can handle much of the legal work while you continue to manage your property or group.
Construction defects in a condo complex can cause serious damage to property. Property damage can lead to unhappy tenants, which can lead to poor word of mouth. Losing out on potential tenants or buyers is just one of the consequences of not acting quickly on possible defects.