6 09, 2023

What You Need to Know About Florida New (2023) Senate Bill 154: Milestone Inspection Legislation

By |2023-10-13T10:30:52-04:00September 6, 2023|

Florida's latest milestone inspection legislation has sent shockwaves through the real estate and property management industry. This transformative piece of legislation, stemming from Senate Bill 154 (also known as The Milestone and SIRS Glitch Bill which we have covered extensively) has shifted from bill to a law as of June 13, 2023, impacting condominiums and cooperative buildings across the state. In [...]

31 08, 2023

What You Need to Know About Florida New (2023) Senate Bill 154: Structural Integrity Reserves (SIRS) Studies

By |2023-10-13T09:10:20-04:00August 31, 2023|

Florida Senate Bill 154 has been signed into law and brings significant changes to Structural Integrity Reserves (SIRS) studies, a crucial element in ensuring the safety and long-term maintenance of condominium buildings across the state. These updates address various aspects, from who can perform the inspections to what needs to be included in the reserve studies. SIRS studies are essential [...]

21 08, 2023

Florida Condo Inspection Bill 154: Milestones and Must-Knows for Condominiums and Cooperatives

By |2023-11-01T00:42:52-04:00August 21, 2023|

Senate Bill 154 emerged as a legislative response to address critical issues within Florida's condominium and cooperative associations. This landmark bill refined two essential requirements: milestone inspections and structural integrity reserve studies. These provisions, aimed at enhancing building safety, bring significant changes to the way these associations operate. As an amendment to Florida Statute 553.899 (previously known as Senate bill [...]

8 06, 2023

Preparing for Budget Adjustments and Financial Planning for Senate Bill SB 4-D and Glitch Bill SB 154

By |2023-11-01T00:44:12-04:00June 8, 2023|

The implementation of Florida Senate Bill 4-D (full Bill here) and Glitch Bill SB 154 (full Bill here) ushers in a new era of compliance and financial planning for Florida's condominium and cooperative associations. As the regulations take effect, associations are poised to encounter unique budgetary challenges, requiring proactive engagement and strategic decision-making. In part three of our coverage of [...]

9 05, 2023

Exploring Key Aspects of Milestone Inspections and Structural Integrity Reserve Studies for Senate Bill SB 4-D and Glitch Bill SB 154

By |2023-11-01T00:43:41-04:00May 9, 2023|

The recent passing of Florida Senate Bill 4-D (full Bill here) and Glitch Bill SB 154 (full Bill here) has brought significant changes to Florida's condominium and cooperative associations. These bills have introduced new requirements, particularly related to milestone inspections and structural integrity reserve studies (SIRS). In the latest of our multi-part coverage on SB 154 and SB 4-D (read [...]

6 04, 2023

Navigating Florida Condo Inspection Bills: SB 4-D and Glitch Bill SB 154 Explained

By |2023-11-01T00:43:55-04:00April 6, 2023|

The Florida Condo Inspection Bill 4-D (full Bill here) and Glitch Bill SB 154 (full Bill here) have introduced significant changes to condominium inspection requirements in the state. These changes affect various aspects of condo management and maintenance, including information reporting, milestone inspections, structural integrity reserve studies, and new reserve rules. We break down the implications of these bills, addressing [...]

2 11, 2022

Milestone Inspections In Broward County, Florida

By |2023-10-06T13:12:19-04:00November 2, 2022|

Broward County recently amended its Building Safety Inspection Program to incorporate the statewide structural inspection program for condominium and cooperative associations three (3) stories or more in height, defined as a “milestone inspection.” Read more about Florida Milestone Inspections HERE. The program now requires the inspection of all non-exempt buildings in the County, thirty (30) years of age or older [...]

26 09, 2022

Milestone Inspections And Building Recertification Changes In Miami-Dade County

By |2023-12-05T10:48:50-04:00September 26, 2022|

The new requirements for milestone inspections, as outlined in the new state law (https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022D/4D), along with recent amended Ordinances, have the following impacts on all existing buildings in Miami-Dade County: All buildings built on or before 1982 that have already had an initial recertification inspection through Miami-Dade’s 40-Year program will continue to follow the established schedule. Coastal condominium and cooperative [...]

22 08, 2022

Inspections: Milestone V. Structural Integrity Reserve Study

By |2023-10-06T13:12:30-04:00August 22, 2022|

What are some primary differences between the Phase 1 Milestone visual examination and the visual examination associated with the Structural Integrity Reserve Study (SIRS)? The Phase 1 Milestone Inspection is a structural inspection of a building’s primary structural systems, whereas the SIRS requires a visual inspection of the roof, load bearing walls or other primary structural members, floor, foundation, fireproofing and [...]

9 08, 2022

Watch The Webinar: New Condo Inspection Bill

By |2023-10-23T21:42:06-04:00August 9, 2022|

Our President, Scott Harvey-Lewis, recently participated in an educational “New Condo Inspection Bill Part Two” webinar featuring Evan Bradley from Campbell Property Management and Attorney Michael Bender from Kaye Bender Rembaum to discuss the impact of SB 4D on community associations. The webinar covered: A Recap of the Condo Inspection Bill Engineering Discussion Q&A Session And more [...]