Although concerns arose that the buildings were not performing, lack of funds and tight budgets discouraged the condominium’s board of directors from hiring a lawyer or engineer to investigate.
Ansbacher Law agreed to accept the case on a full-contingency. This meant that we would pay all of the costs to investigate and prosecute the claim, and the association would be responsible to repay costs and pay fees only from their recovery at trial or by settlement. The association did not have to increase its assessments to cover the expenses of pursuing legal action for construction defects. Only weeks before the 10-year statute of repose expired, the Florida condominium association hired Ansbacher Law.
Moving rapidly, we hired a professional engineer to assess the condominium property and discovered that the national builder was negligent leading to numerous construction defects. The condominium association faced the bleak prospect of special assessments to pay for millions of dollars in stucco repairs. Condominium owners were in jeopardy of losing their entire investment.
Ansbacher Law quickly filed a lawsuit and served the notice of defects required by Chapter 558 Florida Statutes just beating the expiration of the claim period. After meticulously establishing the building defects caused by the builder and its subcontractors, and days of mediation we held out and obtained a fair settlement to enable the homeowners to begin repairs and protect their investment. Even the pandemic and suspension of civil trials did not prevent us from achieving a successful outcome for the condominium association.
Although no attorney can guarantee the outcome of any case, the resources of our firm are available to Florida associations on a contingency fee basis so that justice is available even when funds are not. Rather than hiring a public adjuster that cannot file a lawsuit or a law firm that won’t devote the resources to achieve fair compensation, Florida condominium associations have the option to hire Ansbacher Law without paying anything unless we win your case.