Why the Florida Legislature Needs to Fix Condo Sprinkler-System Problem
For more than a decade older high-rise condominiums throughout Florida have been discussing, debating, and exercising their legal rights with regard to sprinkler system retrofitting requirements. In 2003, the Florida Legislature responded by allowing each community to vote to opt out of sprinklers inside their units and the right to opt out of installing an engineered life safety system (ELSS). Many communities missed the opportunity to exercise this right because they were pressured by their local fire marshals to hire life safety engineers and commence installation of a full sprinkler system at a significant cost to the residents. Read the article………….
The bill concerns details in the early stages of a condominium. The NC Condominium Act previously required that funds for
In 2015, the legislature added enforcement mechanisms to several statutes governing condominium and community associations that allow a unit owner