October 4, 2023


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New condo safety law will cost some communities

TAMARAC – Florida’s huge apartment communities are getting ready for huge changes after the legislature approved a protection invoice for the duration of the recent unique session.

To reduce a further Surfside tragedy that claimed 98 lives a year ago, lawmakers authorized a invoice that requires all structures at the very least a few-tales large to be Recertified immediately after 30 years – 25 several years if in a few miles of the coastline – established apart reserves for repairs and demand inspection reviews to be presented to rental owners.

Gryte Kuncaitis has lived at Lime Bay in Tamarac for 10 years. She is treasurer of the condo board and anxious about the fiscal affect of the new legislation. 

Lime bay is practically 50 many years aged and was just recertified.

Recently, the condo’s insurance plan policy turned null when the organization grew to become insolvent. They had to obtain new insurance policies and each resident has been assessed $229 extra a month.

Simply because boards will have to establish up reserves to tackle repairs, it indicates citizens will experience assessments.

“The law was you experienced a option to vote for reserves and we normally voted it down,” she claimed.

But beneath the new regulation, condominium boards will not likely have that possibility. She fears the many people on a fixed earnings will not likely be able to bear the additional expenses. 

“We have citizens on social stability obtaining only 900 to $1000 a thirty day period.”

And they usually are not by yourself.

Insurance agent Steve Brooks can help insure dozens of condos in South Florida. He states a lot of are in the identical boat.

“A lot of will not have reserves because it would imply amplified service fees for unit house owners” he stated.

 Condos have a couple of years to put together. The new regulation requires effect 2025.