Condo residents seek cheaper option in making fire-protection upgrades (FL)

A state law is supposed to make condos safer from fire, but most buildings plan to save money by protecting only their common areas, not individual units.  The law requires condo buildings taller than 75 feet and built before 1994 to either install sprinklers in each unit or fortify fire protection to the satisfaction of a safety inspector.  Giving condo buildings a second option — where they pass a safety inspection with modern fire codes in mind — was seen as a compromise by the state for condo associations that don’t want to install sprinklers in every condo unit.    Read the article……………


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