Navigating New Florida Condo Laws: A Comprehensive Guide by Aderhold Roofing

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In 2023, the Florida Legislature passed a series of new laws impacting condos and community associations, focusing on building safety, property safety, and security. The changes bring about a new era for the state’s residential communities, especially those in Tampa and St. Pete. At Aderhold Roofing, we are dedicated to helping you understand and navigate these updates, ensuring your multifamily condos remain compliant and secure.

New Building Safety Requirements

One significant update comes from Senate Bill (SB) 154, which addresses milestone inspection and structural integrity reserve requirements for condos. The bill includes modifications such as giving the Florida Building Commission authority to create an inspection program and allowing teams of design professionals to conduct inspections under the supervision of an engineer or architect.

Furthermore, the bill exempts buildings within 3 miles of the coast from inspections every 25 years. Instead, all buildings 3 stories and higher are required to conduct inspections every 30 years, unless the local enforcement agency justifies an earlier inspection. The bill also expands access to records and requires that boards perform any maintenance identified in turnover inspection reports.

As a Tampa and St. Pete roofing expert, Aderhold Roofing can help condo communities meet these new requirements. Our team of professionals is fully trained to conduct thorough inspections, pinpointing potential issues before they become costly problems. We can also provide maintenance identified in turnover inspection reports, ensuring that your condo building remains safe and compliant.

Property Safety and Security Updates

House Bill (HB) 837 introduces changes to property safety and security, designed to reduce frivolous liability claims against residential associations. The legislation outlines that community associations are exempt from liability if a third party commits a crime on their property, provided they implement certain safety measures.

Among the new requirements are the installation of security cameras at points of entry and exit, lighting in common areas from dusk to dawn, and locking devices on every window and sliding door not used for community purposes. Furthermore, by January 1, 2025, associations must have a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) study performed by a law enforcement agency or a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner.

In addition to our roofing services, Aderhold Roofing can assist in ensuring that your multifamily condos in Tampa and St. Pete meet these new security standards. We can help with the installation of locking devices on all windows and doors and provide guidance on other necessary property safety improvements.

In conclusion, the new Florida condo laws present significant changes for community associations, but Aderhold Roofing is here to help navigate these changes. By partnering with us, you can ensure your multifamily condos in Tampa and St. Pete meet all the requirements of these new laws while also providing a safe, secure, and compliant living environment for all residents.

Please note that I was not able to find specific information on how the new laws might affect roofing or how a roofing company can help with compliance. For a more detailed post, I recommend further research on this topic.

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