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Posts tagged "Construction Defects"

Part I: Florida city, county fight to get construction defects fixed

It isn't just Florida homeowners, condominium owners, homeowners' associations and condo owners' associations that struggle with construction defects. According to a recent news article, even government entities can find themselves locked in disputes with general contractors, developers and others over construction defects.

Construction defects lawsuit settlement in the works

Regular readers of our Florida legal blog will recall a post earlier this year on the tilting, sinking Millennium Tower, a luxury high-rise condominium complex. The 58-story structure overlooking the San Francisco Bay features gourmet room service, a wine cellar, fitness center, movie theater, swimming pool and more to its more than 1,000 condo residents.

Displaced by termites, condo owners sue after being billed $60K each

Their expensive and beautiful ocean views became unavailable when they were told last year to evacuate their condominiums because of termites. Condo owners were told that the wood-devouring insects were damaging their properties.

Florida homeowners association prevails in construction defects suit

A Florida homeowners association recently prevailed in an important legal battle over serious problems plaguing a 24-unit townhouse development. A federal court rejected an argument made by an insurance company that construction defects in the Jacksonville townhouse development are not covered because the flaws were found after completion of the development.

Labor shortage plays part in rise in Florida construction defect claims

Those who pay attention to news about the national construction industry and the industry here in Florida know that despite the so-called boom in the building business, it is also an industry plagued with an ongoing labor shortage. Developers, general contractors and subcontractors are in many cases unwilling to slow down the pace and take fewer jobs, reluctant to pass up enormous profits available during healthy economic cycles.

Part III: Steps to take after discovering a construction defect

As regular readers of our Florida Legal Blog, you know that in a recent post we described some of the steps owners of a condominium plagued with construction defects should take to ensure that the flaws are fixed or fully compensated for.

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