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Becker & Poliakoff Wins Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Landmark Construction Case

Posted in advocacy, Construction, Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Kris Conesa or Andi Phillips Roar Media kconesa@roarmedia.com or aphillips@roarmedia.com (305) 975-5934 or (305) 401-5098 Jury Finds Subsidiary of National Developer Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Liable for Breach of Contract and Violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act MORRISTOWN, NJ & FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 5, 2017 – Becker… Continue Reading

Florida Condominium Residents Should Leave Contractors Alone

Posted in Common Areas, Construction, Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Maintenance & Repair

Question: I live in a condominium association and there has been discussion concerning who has the authority to direct the association’s contractors and vendors, including the landscapers. We feel that because we pay for these services, these individuals work for us, and we should be able to tell them what to do. The manager told… Continue Reading

Grant Funding Available Now for Wind Mitigation Retrofits for Vulnerable Condominium Community in Florida

Posted in Construction, Housing for Older Persons (55 and Over), Safety and security

FAIR (Florida Association for Insurance Reform) is seeking a low to moderate income condominium community to benefit from a Residential Construction Mitigation Program (RCMP) grant from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.  The $194,000 grant will be used to supplement the cost of wind mitigation improvements that increase community safety and reduce insurance premiums and… Continue Reading

New Class in Sarasota, Florida: Condo Construction Projects Gone Wild!

Posted in Construction, Construction Issues & Contractual Disputes, Insurance, Maintenance & Repair

Presented By: Conrad Lazo and Steven H. Mezer Provider #0000811, Course #9626710, 2 HR CEU Credits This class is designed to educate community association managers and board members about the issues and pitfalls associated with community association renovations, maintenance and repairs to association property. We will address various issues including: Certificates of Insurance – Additional… Continue Reading

Should You Crowdfund Your Next Real Estate Project?

Posted in Budgets, Reserves & Financial, Construction

(This post originally appeared on Biz Law Today) If you are in the real estate business, you have probably seen the headlines about the first crowdfunded condo opening in New York City this month. This is just the latest example of the growing real estate crowdfunding movement that seems poised to explode in the coming years. What… Continue Reading

News Story Highlights Danger of HB 501 Limiting Construction Defect Cases in Florida

Posted in CALL Alert, Construction, Legislation

HB 501, Relating to Limitations of Actions, by Rep. Fant, reduces the statute of repose from 10 to 7 years. The statute of repose operates as an absolute bar to an owner’s right (including community associations) to have faulty construction, both new construction and renovation work, resolved in the manner provided by law. The bill… Continue Reading