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August 2018 Archives

5 common questions about defects during turnover

For a new condo owners' association (COA), the thought of discovering a construction defect is unsettling. With standardized units, a defect in one unit is likely to have a large-scale impact and add up quickly. Before taking over the property, it's wise to review these commonly asked questions about construction defects.

Construction defects in exterior elements: What can go wrong

Defective construction can affect any aspect of a structure, from the foundation to the roof. Many defects involve internal components such as HVAC, electrical and plumbing. However, a thorough inspection of the exterior can also reveal a great deal about potentially catastrophic problems - especially in large structures such as condominiums.

Identifying construction defects during turnover

In any major purchase, due diligence is critical to making sure you don't get taken advantage of. But the old saying "Let the buyer beware" carries more weight than usual when the product involved is your home or condo. And if you are one of a group of owners in a Florida condominium or homeowner association, necessary due diligence steps can get lost in the shuffle unless extra care is taken, resulting in costly repairs down the road.