Floridians who own a condominium know that dealing with their associations can be difficult. A condominium association or building manager is often inattentive and reluctant to help when residents suffer damage to their property. The Association's obligations and responsibilities can go completely unfulfilled at the unit owner's expense.
We represent condominium unit owners against condominium association's who have failed in their duties to maintain the building.
A condominium association may be held responsible for property damage to a condominium unit because condominium associations in Florida are generally required to maintain, repair, and replace building property. Further, condominium associations in Florida are required to have hazard insurance to cover claims and losses.
Disputes can often arise over whether the condominium bylaws and declarations, and Florida law governing the rights and obligations of a condominium association, make the association responsible for damage to a condominium unit. Disputes also take place over the extent of damage, its cause, and the amount of repair. These disputes frequently involve water damage and mold growth from various sources, such as leaking roofs, plumbing failures, defective construction or repair, spalling/deteriorating concrete, or old and ill-maintained appliances or materials used by the building.