The construction boom in the State of Florida has led to a rise in the use of untrained and unskilled labor, leading to shoddy workmanship, code violations and poor building practices. Your builder is responsible for the costs to remedy defects in the construction of your home, condominium, office condominium, or apartment building.
Enacted in 2003, and applying to most construction defect actions in the State of Florida, Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes provides an alternative dispute resolution process in lieu of a formal lawsuit. The claim process, which may be completed in as little as four to five months, involves the homeowner or homeowner association filing a notice of claim with the contractor, subcontractor, supplier and/or responsible design professional, advising them of the claimed defective conditions, and providing them with an opportunity to resolve the claim without resort to further legal process. The Chapter 558 claims process is a prerequisite to a claimant's ability to pursue a formal legal action against developers or builders in the vast majority of construction defect actions in the State of Florida. There are many requirements and deadlines articulated within the statute, and we would be happy to explain the process in further detail with and at no cost to your homeowner association or board of directors. Please feel free to contact us to discuss Chapter 558, its applicability to your home or association, our cost-efficient approach to resolving these claims, or to answer other questions that you may have regarding construction defect matters.
Please use our information request form if you have any questions about construction defects or would just like additional information. At no-cost to you or your association, our attorneys can arrange for a licensed general contractor or architect to perform a complete walk-through inspection and evaluation of your home, building, grounds and common areas.
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