Eisinger Law is sharing important, time-sensitive information relevant to Florida Condominiums and Cooperatives regarding building reporting.
Earlier this summer, Governor Ron DeSantis signed bipartisan legislation which modifies structural inspection requirements for condominium associations. 718.501(3)(a), F.S./Senate Bill SB4D requires all condominium and cooperative associations with buildings three stories or higher to report the following information to the Division of Florida Condominium, Timeshares and Mobile Homes on or before January 1, 2023.
If your Condominium or Co-Op Association meets the criteria listed below, it is imperative that a representative from your Board of Directors or Property Management Association complies by submitting basic information to myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/condos-timeshares-mobile-homes/building-report/ on or before January 1, 2023..
Name of Project
Project License # (To find license # please click here)
The number of buildings on the condominium property that are three (3) stories or higher in height
The total number of units in all such buildings
The addresses of all such buildings.
The counties in which all such buildings are located.
The online database will be managed by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Division of Florida Condominium, Timeshares and Mobile Homes.
DBPR Condominiums and Cooperatives – Building Reporting
The brief questionaire can be accessed by clicking here or scanning the QR code below.
Respondents will be asked to provide:
Contact Name, Phone Number, and Email Address
Associations can simply complete and submit the Building Reporting form online or submit this information via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by USPS mail or hand delivery to:
Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
Attention: Building Reporting
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1030
In summary, Senate Bill 4B includes reforms to increase the safety of condominiums, namely:
- Requiring inspections for all condominiums and cooperative buildings that are three stories or higher.
- For buildings within three miles of the coast, Phase 1 inspections must occur 25 years after initial occupancy and every 10 years after.
- For all other buildings, Phase 1 inspections must occur 30 years after initial occupancy and every 10 years after.
- If a Phase 1 inspection reveals substantial structural deterioration, a more intensive Phase 2 inspection is required.
- Requiring condominiums and cooperatives to conduct structural integrity reserve studies for buildings three stories or higher to ensure the funding necessary for future structural repairs is available and prohibits waiver of funding for certain structural reserves.
- Increasing transparency by requiring all structural inspections reports and reserve studies to be part of the associations official record and must be provided to potential purchasers of a unit.
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