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FAQs: Understanding Florida’s Milestone Inspections Requirements & Deadline

As the deadline for milestone inspections approaches, many condominium and cooperative building owners in Florida have questions about these crucial assessments. To provide clarity and guidance, check out some frequently asked questions below.

  1. What are milestone inspections and why are they necessary?
    Milestone inspections are structural integrity assessments mandated for condominium and cooperative buildings in Florida that are 25-30 years old and have three or more floors in height. These inspections are necessary to ensure the safety of building occupants and compliance with state regulations.
  1. What is the deadline for milestone inspections in Florida?
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill SB 4-D: Building Safety on May 26, 2022. The deadline for the milestone inspections in Florida is December 31, 2024. It’s essential for building owners to schedule and complete these inspections promptly to avoid penalties and ensure compliance.
  1. Who is responsible for scheduling milestone inspections?
    Building owners or property managers are typically responsible for scheduling milestone inspections. It’s crucial to work with a reputable inspection company, such as UES, to ensure thorough and accurate assessments.
  1. What happens if a building fails a milestone inspection?
    If a building fails a milestone inspection, the property owner may be required to address identified deficiencies promptly. Failure to correct these issues could result in fines, penalties, or legal liabilities.
  1. How can building owners prepare for a milestone inspection?
    Building owners can prepare for a milestone inspection by ensuring that all areas of the building are accessible to inspectors. They should also gather relevant documentation, such as construction plans and permits, to provide to the inspection team.
  1. Who can perform a milestone inspection?
    All milestone inspections must be performed by a Florida licensed engineer or architect.
  1. How many phases does a milestone inspection consist of?
    The initial milestone inspection is in one phase. If any substantial structural deterioration is necessary, a second phase must be performed.

Milestone inspections play a critical role in ensuring the safety and compliance of condominium and cooperative buildings in Florida. By understanding the requirements and process surrounding these inspections, building owners can navigate and prepare for the deadline with confidence. Learn more about UES’ milestone inspection services and schedule your milestone inspection today. 

 

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