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    Florida Builders Right To Repair Current Law Summary:

    Current Law Summary: In Title XXXIII Chapter 558, the Florida Legislature establishes a requirement that homeowners who allege construction defects must first notify the construction professional responsible for the defect and allow them an opportunity to repair the defect before the homeowner canbring suit against the construction professional. The statute, which allows homeowners and associations to file claims against certain types of contractors and others, defines the type of defects that fall under the authority of the legislation and the types of housing covered in thelegislation. Florida sets strict procedures that homeowners must follow in notifying construction professionals of alleged defects. The law also establishes strict timeframes for builders to respond to homeowner claims. Once a builder has inspected the unit, the law allows the builder to offer to repair or settle by paying the owner a sum to cover the cost of repairing the defect. The homeowner has the option of accepting the offer or rejecting the offer and filing suit. Under the statute the courts must abate any homeowner legal action until the homeowner has undertaken the claims process. The law also requires contractors, subcontractors and other covered under the law to notify homeowners of the right to cure process.


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    May 10, 2017 —
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    Wage Theft Investigations and Citations in the Construction Industry

    October 11, 2017 —
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    Reprinted courtesy of Evelin Y. Bailey, California Construction Law Blog

    Manhattan to Add Most Office Space Since ’90 Over 3 Years

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    Reprinted courtesy of Jonathan LaMantia, Bloomberg
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    Contractor Pleads Guilty to Disadvantaged-Business Fraud

    November 17, 2016 —
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    Reprinted courtesy of Tom Ichniowski, Engineering News-Record
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    Reprinted courtesy of Anthony B. Cavender, Pillsbury
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