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 |2024-03-29T16:58:45-04:00May 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 |2024-03-29T16:58:33-04:00April 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 |2024-03-29T16:58:15-04:00November 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 |2024-03-29T16:57:59-04:00September 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 [...]

20 06, 2022

The Requirements Of The Florida “Milestone Inspection Report”

By |2023-10-06T13:12:41-04:00June 20, 2022|

According to Florida statutes, the new Milestone Inspection Report must have the following: The seal and signature of the licensed engineer or architect who performed the inspection The Manner and type of inspections performed Identification of the substantial structural deterioration and a description of the deterioration State whether unsafe or dangerous conditions exist Recommend any remedial or preventative repairs Identify any [...]

14 06, 2022

Florida Structural Integrity Reserve Studies – FAQs

By |2023-10-06T13:12:46-04:00June 14, 2022|

Here are some common questions about the newly instituted Florida Structural Integrity Reserve Studies: 1. When must a Structural Integrity Reserve Study be completed? A Structural Integrity Reserve Study must be completed for buildings three (3) stories or higher in height every ten years and completed by December 31, 2024, for associations existing on or before July 1, 2022, which [...]

14 06, 2022

Florida Milestone Inspections Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

By |2023-10-06T13:12:50-04:00June 14, 2022|

Here are some common questions about the newly instituted Florida Milestone Inspections: 1. What is a Milestone Inspection? Florida has now imposed a statewide structural inspection program for condominium and cooperative associations three (3) stories or more in height, defined as a "milestone inspection." 2. Who is responsible for complying? Community association managers or management companies contractually hired by a [...]

3 06, 2022

Mandatory Structural Inspections For Condo and Co-Op Buildings

By |2023-10-13T11:08:45-04:00June 3, 2022|

Due to the Surfside tragedy, the Florida legislature "finds that the imposition of a statewide structural inspection program for aging condominium and cooperative buildings in this state is necessary to ensure that such buildings are safe for continued use." (https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2022D/4D) The most significant changes can be broken down into three categories: Milestone Inspections Structural Integrity Reserve Studies Developer Turnover Requirements [...]