Charlotte County Condos and Co-ops Face Potential Inspection Policy Shift
A proposed law in Charlotte County could impact 279 condos or co-op buildings, with 178 over 25 years old and 10 more reaching that age by December. Prompted by the Surfside collapse, the law mandates stricter inspections for buildings over 25 years old within 3 miles of the coastline. The Condo Milestone Inspection Program requires inspections every 10 years for buildings over 30 years old. Commissioners are supportive, with staff developing language for a vote expected before June. Owners are responsible for inspection costs, and the law only applies to incorporated Charlotte County, not Punta Gorda.