Efforts To Repair Fla. Construction Defect Law Are Limited
By Jeffrey Wertman (March 10, 2020, 5:09 PM EDT) -- Efforts are again underway to renovate Florida's construction defect law. Originally enacted in 2003, Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes put in place a presuit notice and opportunity-to-repair process for construction defect claims, which the Florida Legislature described as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism, involving a claimant providing a written notice of claim to the responsible contractor and allowing it to resolve the defect as a precondition for any lawsuit against the contractor.
Since 2003, Chapter 558 has been amended six times because the 558 process was often expensive and never achieved the Legislature's stated intent of reducing the need for...
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