Navigating The Florida Construction Defect Process (Chapter 558)Florida law outlines a very specific process for pursuing construction defect claims. When a defect comes to light, you can't simply run straight to court. Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes requires owners to first pursue out-of-court resolution by filing a notice of claim with the r...
 Where HOAs And COAs Turn For Help With Repair-Related Construction Defects Condominium owners associations (COAs) and homeowners associations (HOAs) have important responsibilities. Among other things, they must address repairs and remediation work that can affect the entire community. These necessary projects can give rise to costly disputes...
Identifying And Pursuing Defect Claims During Turnover The turnover process — that is, the transition from developer to owner control — is a major step in the life of every community association. It's a critical opportunity to address construction defects arising from the period of developer control. And, in fact, community associations have a lega...
Dealing With Construction Defects In Florida CondominiumsConstruction defects are alarmingly common in condominium communities. They can result from new builds as well as conversion projects and repairs. Associations are often left shouldering costly fixes when contractors and designers don't do their jobs. At Tannenbaum Scro, we apply more than th...
Firm principal Alan Tannenbaum was featured in a recent NBC News2 article about HD Custom Homes, the Port Charlotte-based homebuilder that abruptly went out of business late last year, abandoning customers mid-construction. Tannenbaum represents nine customers seeking compensation from the Florida Construction Industry Recovery Fund. Part of the re...
January/February 2019 — Community associations will always have repair projects. Firm Principal Alan Tannenbaum lays out an insightful and comprehensive listing of issues a community association needs to consider when addressing their repair project, which will help facilitate a successful outcome. Click to read the full "Nuts and Bolts" article pu...
 December 17, 2018 — It's a nightmare reminiscent of a case the firm handled a decade ago: Without warning, and under suspicious circumstances, a prominent homebuilder goes out of business. Subcontractors and suppliers haven't been paid. And dozens of customers are left holding the bag. In 2007, it was CCI Homes. Today, it's HD Custom Homes in...
 Alan Tannenbaum describes the scene in Nice. June 16, 2016 — Chicken and wine sauce may have saved Alan Tannenbaum's life. The prominent Sarasota construction attorney was finishing the last leg of a two-week trip to France and Turkey. He was back in France for night to fly back to New York. The weather in Nice was pleasant, in the 70s during...
Unit owner Jerome Feldman and his company sued the Villa Regina Association, Inc. for water damage in the unit from the common element. Generally, if damage to a unit is repairable, thus rendering the damage "temporary", the measure of damage is the cost of repair. Where the cost of repair would exceed the value of the unit or restoration is imprac...

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