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Florida Contractor Licensing

November 17, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida contractors’ licenses are separated into two distinct types for regulatory purposes, certified or registered.  Each license type has its distinct benefits and drawbacks which should be discussed and weighed with your clients prior to proceeding with the licensure process. Certified Contractors– are permitted to operate in all Florida cities […]

Four Alternative Methods to Obtain a Construction License in Florida

November 14, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The Department and CILB have several alternative construction licensing processes that are worth discussing.  While these provisions still utilize the normal application process, they are alternatives to the normal examination/experience or registration requirements of section 489.111, Florida Statutes.  1. Certification of Registered Contractors License (Grandfathering) Pursuant to Section 489.118, Florida Statutes, […]

Paying for Emergency Repairs to Florida Condominiums

November 10, 2017 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog

Florida is synonymous with condominium living as a way of life. It’s also synonymous with hurricanes. Hurricanes have largely shaped Florida’s construction industry in that the building code is shaped and modeled after the building of structures that can withstand the storms.  The building code creates certain high wind zones […]

Florida Takes First Step in Curbing Frivolous ADA Lawsuits by Allowing ADA Qualified Expert Reporting

October 31, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was enacted by Congress in 1990 to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in access to employment, governmental services and programs, public accommodations, transportation, and telecommunications. As stated in the law, the ADA is “an Act to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of […]

The Disciplinary Process of a Certified Contractor in Florida: Part One

October 17, 2017 Construction Industry Legal Blog

All certified contractors must abide by the provisions of Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, which govern construction contracting.  The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“Department”) is tasked with the responsibility of regulating the construction industry and disciplining the licensee for violations of Chapter 489, Florida Statutes.  Practically everyday, the Department […]

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