The Florida Building Code is designed to make the local building process more efficient, increase accountability, bring new and safer products to the market, increase consumer confidence, and better protect the residents of Florida, given the state is prone to natural-disaster. Sadly, some builders cut corners or are so far removed from the project once it is underway that the code is consistently violated. Ultimately, the homeowner’s comfort and safety is put at risk. Such violations of the building code typically fall under the builder’s responsibility.
Barry Ansbacher, the managing attorney at Ansbacher Law, is the is the only attorney North Florida who is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in both Construction Law and Real Estate Law. Our experienced and dedicated construction law team has resolved code violation constructions defect cases for thousands of North Florida residents.
The Florida Building Code (Section 553.73, F.S.) replaced Florida’s patchwork of codes and regulations that were developed, amended, administered and enforced by more than 400 local jurisdictions and state agencies with building code regulation responsibilities. The current Code is a single statewide code based on national model codes and consensus standards, amended for Florida specific needs for the design and construction of buildings. The Code is designed to make the local building process more efficient, increase accountability, bring new and safer products to the market, increase consumer confidence, and better protect the residents of this natural-disaster prone state.
If you suspect or have reason to believe your builder or subcontractor violated the building code, please call a construction law specialist at Ansbacher Law at 904-737-4600 to address your concerns.