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When you buy a home directly from a builder or contractor in Wilton Manors, Florida, you have the right to anticipate that it is habitable, that everything works as it should, and that it is of comparable quality to other homes. But sometimes, there are errors along the way. Here are the common construction defects you may encounter: 

Examples of common construction defects 

  • Leaking roof 

Because it protects everything beneath it, the roof is the most crucial feature of your structure or home. Furthermore, it is not a fix that you can postpone. Homeowners and commercial property owners who believe their roof is defective should act quickly to preserve their rights and contact the Law Office of John Goshgarian, an experienced Florida building defect attorney.

  • Facade failures 

Your home or structure may be vulnerable to serious facade leaks due to a flawed design or poor craftsmanship, which are commonly discovered at or around joints and in exterior walls. Facade leaks, on the other hand, can be challenging to locate and expensive to repair.

  • HVAC issues 

Poor window construction might lead to severe problems. A leaking window may necessitate substantial repairs, and in extreme cases, the entire window frame may need to be removed, which can be expensive. Additionally, leaking windows can allow water to enter your home or property, causing mold to grow in the walls and causing damage to the floor and furnishings.

Construction defect law in Florida 

The Construction Defect Statute is found in Florida Statute Chapter 558. It was created to reduce the number of construction defect lawsuits filed each year in Florida.

The statute includes a notice and repair procedure that allows a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional to resolve a construction defect claim before filing a lawsuit.

Filing a construction defect claim 

A Florida property owner must give written notice of their claim on a construction company or developer at least 60 days before initiating a lawsuit for building flaws. It is called the Notice of Claim.

This unique procedure necessitates that the notice is submitted within a specific time frame, which varies depending on the type of property. The construction company that is accused of performing substandard work then gets the opportunity to inspect the problem and remedy it.

If the owner receives a settlement offer, they must respond in writing within 45 days with acceptance or rejection. The owner can initiate a lawsuit if the contractor or designer disputes or fails to reply to the owner's notice of claim.

The time limit for filing construction defect claims

A building defect lawsuit in Florida has a four-year time restriction, which usually begins four years from the date the issue should have been identified.

Jp Goshlaw is now serving Wilton Manors, Florida Citizens you can contact our office today at +1 954 843-9503 or visit our website www.jpgoshlaw.com for more information. You may also schedule an appointment to visit our office address at 6808 Griffin Road, Suite 1 Wilton Manors, FL, 33314. We are open from Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM.

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It is your responsibility to file a complaint; a company cannot repair a problem if it is ignorant of one. If the measures below do not work, the Law Office of John Goshgarian will represent you and approach the contractor on your behalf.

Here are the steps to protect your interests and file a complaint against your contractor for construction defects for Wilton Manors, Florida Citizens:

Protect yourself & your property 

  • Research the company thoroughly

To avoid construction defects, you must first prevent getting in bed with the contractor’s company. The first thing to in protecting your interest is by researching the company thoroughly. Ask your friends and family for comments if the company is familiar with or better contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to check whether the company has any complaints. 

  • Seek multiple estimates 

Avoid settling in one estimate. You are entering a vast decision and big money stipulated in one contract. Seek multiple estimates which should be itemized. Repairs and remodels should also be included. If possible, have your insurance company evaluate home damages before arranging repair services to ensure that it is covered under your construction contract. 

  • Ask for the contractor’s valid license

Florida contractor laws state that contractors must have a valid license and insurance to perform their services. Ask for your contractor’s license, which should be issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). You can view it by logging into www.myfloridalicense.com

If the contractor has insurance, ask for proof and verify with the insurance company if the policy is current. 

  • Study the contract before signing 

Read, understand, and analyze the contract before signing. Ensure that the agreement must also include the “buyer’s right to cancel” within three days. Avoid paying in total amount or large deposits. 

The Florida contractor laws state that a contractor should apply for a permit within 30 days and start the work within 90 days after collecting 10 percent of the contract price upfront. Take note of the amount you are required to pay, the due dates, the calendar days that the work should be finished, and what will happen if the cost or repair times exceed the agreed duration.  

Filing a complaint 

Construction contracts are similar to any other bilateral agreement -- both parties shall fulfill them. If a disagreement arises from these contracts, Florida laws allow the property owner to file a complaint to the county contractor licensing board. 

The property owner may file a lawsuit to obtain relief. However, the conditions of the construction contract should be reviewed by an attorney first. A statement from the property owner can also be submitted through an internet review database or the Better Business Bureau.

You may file a complaint against your contractor by contacting the Department of Business and Professional Regulation online at www.myfloridalicense.com or calling (850) 487-1395. Alongside, you should file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office, which is also done online, at www.myfloridalegal.com or by calling phone toll-free at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM. 


If you signed into a construction contract and believed the contractor did not execute according to the terms, you should contact a construction law attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of John Goshgarian has years of experience in Construction Defects. We can use this experience to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. 

Jp Goshlaw is now serving Wilton Manors, Florida Citizens you can contact our office today at +1 954 843-9503 or visit our website www.jpgoshlaw.com for more information. You may also schedule an appointment to visit our office address at 6808 Griffin Road, Suite 1 Wilton Manors, FL, 33314. We are open from Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM.

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Poor design and a failure to appropriately protect a home from Florida's heavy rains, storms, and hurricanes are frequently the causes of damage in Wilton Manors, Florida. Furthermore, poor construction can lead to mold and mildew, which can result in significant and costly damage as well as a decrease in the value of your property. This could lead to filing complaints and claims. 

The Florida Construction Defect Statute obligates a property owner or a condominium/association homeowner to issue a written notice of claim to contractors, design professionals, and developers to resolve claimed defects before resorting to further legal action.

Defining Construction Defect 

When a building or a section of a building that should have been constructed in a reasonably skillful manner fails and causes damage to the structure, this is referred to as a Florida construction defect.

The statute defines construction defects as flaws in design, materials, construction, construction observation, surveying, planning, repair, alteration, supervision, remodeling, and code breaches.

What is the 588 Claim? 

The FCDS applies to any claim for construction defects stemming from improvements made after October 1, 2009.

The law applies to all residential and commercial construction projects, including:

  • Residential houses 

  • Condominium apartments and common area defects

  • Mobile homes 

  • Homes that are prefabricated or modular

  • Duplexes

  • Fixtures and remodeling

What is the 588 Notice of Claim Letter? 

The claimant homeowners must serve a written notice of claim on the allegedly responsible party for the building faults. Each alleged construction defect must be described in sufficient detail in the notice of claim. The recipient should be able to determine the general nature of each suspected defect based on the description.

The person who receives the notice of claim has reasonable access to the property to inspect it and identify the source and type of each alleged construction flaw. This inspection must be completed within 30 days of the claim notification being sent.

Ways on serving the 588 Claim 

Under Florida Statute 558, there are several options for serving a notice of claim:

  • Mail 

  • Hand delivery

  • Courier service

Construction defect claims must adhere to the Notice of Claim and Chapter 588 standards to the letter. That is why you should discuss your concerns and the notification and repair process with an experienced Florida construction defect attorney at the Law Office of John Goshgarian. We are committed to ensuring that the people we represent receive justice.

Jp Goshlaw is now serving Wilton Manors, Florida Citizens you can contact our office today at +1 954 843-9503 or visit our website www.jpgoshlaw.com for more information. You may also schedule an appointment to visit our office address at 6808 Griffin Road, Suite 1 Wilton Manors, FL, 33314. We are open from Mondays to Fridays from 9 AM to 6 PM.

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For the last episode of John Goshgarian Talks for Wilton Manors, Florida Citizens, John talks about previous cases that are essential to the people in South Florida. It is about his former client who won a case with regards to his home with building up mold. Due to the weather in Florida, this is an inevitable natural cause. 

Sit back, tune in, and listen to John Goshgarian, as he tackles different legal issues. In case you have missed the videocast, you can still hit rewind through this video. Do not forget to like, subscribe, and share! 

The Law Office of John Goshgarian operates in South Florida with a specialization in Negligence Claims like automobile accidents and wrongful death claims, Business Disputes, and Internet Law. John emphasizes four core values: 1) putting clients first, 2) working passionately, 3) focusing on specific client goals, and 4) working smarter. 

The building was still new and was just recently built when it accepted tenants for rental. But although it was developed for quite a short period of time, it already sprung problems to its homeowners. 

“It’s a unique case and it involved, well it started to be a singular resident of a large community establishment here in South Florida when they started to notice that something was wrong. The air, the smell in the particular unit and as you mentioned because of our humidity and our climate here and water, a lot of cases are your homes could develop molds if it’s not properly kept into appropriate standards with the airconditioning for ventilation,” John said. 

Similar things were happening to the other residents and since it is a large group of people, it had to be a class action before the transgression. Soon enough, the case was won by John when it was proven to be violating laws and jeopardizing people’s health. The award was seven figures and sufficient enough for compensation. 

The Law Office of John Goshgarian covers expertise in Negligence Claims, Business Disputes, and Internet Law in Wilton Manors, Florida. John Goshgarian implements the three approaches, strategic thinking, creative solutions, and proven results for every case. To get in touch or seek legal advice, you can contact +(954) 843-9503 or send a message through the contact form. 


John Gosh Law Talks with CEO John Goshgarian and guest. This videocast/podcast explores the amazing stories and services of John Goshgarian Law Clients, Partners, and Team.


JP Gosh Law is now Serving Wilton Manors, Florida Citizen  Located at 6808 Griffin Road, Suite 1 Davie, FL, 33314 | Phone: 1 (954) 843-9503 | www.jpgoshlaw.com. The topic of this show is "How His Client Won A Mold Case?"

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