Florida condo association agrees to $17.5M settlement

| Jun 2, 2021 | Condominiums |

When it comes time to construct a new commercial or residential building in the Boca Raton, contractors, architects, and other construction professionals will be involved in the process to ensure that the building meets all safety criteria and the applicable standard of care. However, failure to meet these standards may result in design, material, and/or workmanship defects that negatively affect the integrity of the structure. The buyer of a property may be entitled to damages for repair costs, a decline in property value and other expenses caused by the property defects.

Condo association lawsuit alleges construction and design defects in luxury condo tower

A Florida condo association, the Regalia on the Ocean Condominium Association, filed a lawsuit in 2018 against the various parties involved in the construction of its 39-unit luxury oceanfront condominium tower, located in Sunny Isles Beach, less than an hour from Boca Raton. In April, Lionel Messi’s family reportedly purchased a unit in the building for $7.3M

Regalia alleged that the architect on the project, as well as the developers and general and subcontractors, were liable for various construction and design defects to the condo tower. Specifically, the lawsuit cited, “improperly installed pool joints and cracking tiles, flawed balcony sliding glass doors and railings, and unsafe steam rooms.”

The parties agreed to a settlement, in which the defendant insurers agreed to pay Regalia $17.5 million to cover the purchase and installation of new balcony sliding glass doors for all units, and repairs to the bathrooms, balconies, and front driveway pavers.

If your building was not constructed in accordance with the terms of your contract and/or in violation of industry standards, you and your attorney may be able to file a construction law claim against the parties involved in the construction project, asserting claims of negligence, breach of contract, and fraud.