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I-Team: Condo Inspections loom in Boca Raton (FL)

Just how safe are the beach-side condos in Palm Beach County and along the Treasure Coast? The CBS 12 News I-Team has been looking at that issue since the Surfside highrise collapse in June.  Hundreds of buildings built in the 1980s and older dot our coastline and it could cost hundreds of millions of dollars to repair them and keep the people who live inside safe.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Former Property Managers Say Condo Board Repeatedly Failed to Act on Repairs (FL)

As the Keys Weekly reported on Sept. 2, Key West’s chief building official Raj Ramsingh has scheduled a Sept. 13 condemnation hearing for Santa Clara Condominiums. Ramsingh’s petition to declare the building unsafe and unfit for human habitation outlines serious concerns about the roof, an unsafe stairwell, uneven weight loads on floors and ceilings, significant spalling, concrete cracks and a laundry room ceiling upheld by steel support braces meant to be temporary.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://com...

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With $10M-plus renovation pending, Shoreline Towers owners seek to recall HOA board (FL)

With their homeowners association board poised to embark on a multi-million dollar structural renovation of their aging condominium, some condo owners at Shoreline Towers on Holiday Isle have requested a recall of the entire governing body.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Key West building official deems condo ‘unfit for human habitation’ (FL)

A New Town condo association had until Friday, Sept. 3 to prove its building is “safe for habitation.” But the city’s building department on Thursday, Sept. 2 issued a petition to declare Santa Maria Condominiums “unfit for human habitation.”   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Could Surfside Happen to You? What Concerned Condo Owners Should Do Now

In the wake of the shocking collapse of a high-rise condo building in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, condo owners nationwide are probably asking themselves: How safe am I? Is my condo board doing all it should be doing to ensure the structural integrity of my building?    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Boca Raton Passes Condo Recertification Ordinance (FL)

The Boca Raton City Council has passed a building recertification program.  The newly adopted ordinance that passed Tuesday night means that certain buildings that are 30 years old or older must submit for recertification and undergo safety inspections.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Condo safety: Of the older buildings due for checkups last year, only one in five certified safe (FL)

A Sun Sentinel analysis shows just how far behind Broward County cities fell on their condo safety checks in the year before the Surfside collapse.  In its first-ever audit of its 2006 building recertification law, Broward County collected data on condominiums six stories and taller turning 40 or 50 years old in 2020. The law requires buildings to be recertified 40 years after they were built, and every 10 years after that.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Engineers fear collapsed Miami condo may have lacked reinforced steel

Engineers believe a Miami condo that collapsed killing at least 24 residents may have been built using less reinforced steel than the plans called for – as officials planned to blow up the remaining wing with 121 people still missing.  Inspectors identified the issue at critical places in the base of the building in the first details about possible issues in the quality of construction at the 13-story Champlain Towers South in Surfside.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/...

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Residents allowed to move back home after Kissimmee condo makes repairs (FL)

After weeks of repairs, evacuated tenants can now move back home to their Kissimmee condo buildings.  Osceola County spokesperson Chris Brumbaugh said in a statement Wednesday that temporary repairs have been completed at two buildings under Images Condominium Association. He clarified that all buildings are now open for occupancy.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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