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2006 Florida Statutes

Disclosure of condition of building and estimated replacement costs and notification of municipalities.
Section 718.616, Florida Statutes 2006

718.616  Disclosure of condition of building and estimated replacement costs and notification of municipalities.--

(1)  Each developer of a residential condominium created by converting existing, previously occupied improvements to such form of ownership shall disclose the condition of the improvements and the condition of certain components and their current estimated replacement costs.

(2)  The following information shall be stated concerning the improvements:

(a)  The date and type of construction.

(b)  The prior use.

(c)  Whether there is termite damage or infestation and whether the termite damage or infestation, if any, has been properly treated. The statement shall be substantiated by including, as an exhibit, an inspection report by a certified pest control operator.

(3)(a)  Disclosure of condition shall be made for each of the following components that the existing improvements may include:

1.  Roof.

2.  Structure.

3.  Fireproofing and fire protection systems.

4.  Elevators.

5.  Heating and cooling systems.

6.  Plumbing.

7.  Electrical systems.

8.  Swimming pool.

9.  Seawalls.

10.  Pavement and parking areas.

11.  Drainage systems.

(b)  For each component, the following information shall be disclosed and substantiated by attaching a copy of a certificate under seal of an architect or engineer authorized to practice in this state:

1.  The age of the component.

2.  The estimated remaining useful life of the component.

3.  The estimated current replacement cost of the component, expressed:

a.  As a total amount; and

b.  As a per-unit amount, based upon each unit's proportional share of the common expenses.

4.  The structural and functional soundness of the component.

(4)  If the proposed condominium is situated within a municipality, the disclosure shall include a letter from the municipality acknowledging that the municipality has been notified of the proposed creation of a residential condominium by conversion of existing, previously occupied improvements and, in any county, as defined in s. 125.011(1), acknowledging compliance with applicable zoning requirements as determined by the municipality.

History.--s. 1, ch. 80-3; s. 22, ch. 84-368; s. 14, ch. 94-350; s. 40, ch. 95-274; s. 5, ch. 96-396; s. 7, ch. 97-301.