Florida Senate considers bill for condo inspections

A bill under consideration by the Florida Senate would establish stricter requirements for inspections of condominiums, following the June 2021 collapse of Champlain Towers South condo. Under the requirements, buildings above certain height, square footage and age would need to be inspected by a licensed architect or engineer, first as a visual inspection and then, as needed, a structural distress inspection. A task force has raised concern that there are not enough structural engineers to meet increased inspection demand. Another proposal would require the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to create a public database of condo management companies and board members and reports from inspections.

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