Florida Building Safety Act Pro Tips Series
Protips 4 “Interim Repairs”
The Florida Building Safety Act Interim Repairs How to Protect Your Investment
We know that many associations wish to complete planned maintenance projects and address deferred maintenance prior to having the Milestone Phase 1 inspection performed.
We have some advice for these associations that we would like to share.
- 1. Please complete your SIRS as soon as possible! As stated in Pro Tip #1: The earlier you adopt a SIRS funding schedule, the more months you have to spread the costs over prior to January 1st, 2026. This could further help your association avoid unnecessary special assessments.
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2. Document all repairs and maintenance projects! Document, document, document. Before after during. Keep records of inspections reports, proposals, contracts, invoices, and payments. Take photos before, during and after. Remember to take photos of the materials being used when they arrive onsite. As stated in Pro Tip #2: When a professional engineer stamps one of these required reports, there is a transference of liability from the association onto the professional engineer. If your engineer observes evidence of recent repairs/maintenance, he or she will have a need to inquire about the work that was performed. Your documentation should be thorough enough to satisfy the engineer’s concerns or destructive testing may be mandated.