How Much Does a Commercial Building Inspection Cost?

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Buying commercial real estate is very different from buying a house. What does a commercial building inspection cost?   Many consider real estate of any kind an investment, but commercial real estate has a much more direct impact on your finances than purchasing a house. With residential real estate, you hope that the home will

The Surfside Condominium Collapse and Its Ripple Effect in Miami

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the Surfside Condominium Collapse, but if not, here’s a brief overview. On the morning of June 24th, 2021, while most of the inhabitants slept, half of the building came crashing to the ground. Ninety-eight people lost their lives that morning. Why did this happen? Was it some natural disaster

40 Year Recertification Inspections for Commercial Properties

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If you own any South Florida real estate, there’s something important that you need to know about commercial properties: the 40-year recertification requirement. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, all buildings which are 40 years old from the date of the original Certification of Occupancy must be recertified by the Building Official every 10 years to

How to Avoid an ADA Lawsuit

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95% of commercial buildings violate of the ADA…and their owners don’t even know it. But some lawyers make it their job to know. Here’s how to avoid a costly ADA lawsuit. The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a vital piece of legislation for ensuring that all Americans have equal

What Happens After a Home Inspection Uncovers Problems?

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You put in an offer on a new home, but it didn’t pass inspection. What next? Here’s what happens after a home inspection uncovers major issues. You’re about to drop a big chunk of change on a new home, so you decide to get an inspection first (good call, by the way). And that’s when

Does Your Condo Association Have an Adequate Reserve Account?

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Does your condo association have an adequate reserve fund? Upkeep and maintenance can be expensive. Make sure you’re ready with a reserve account analysis. As a board member of a condo association, you have a responsibility to look after the best interests of your residents. You select a trustworthy landscaper, enforce community rules, and stay

Why Use a New Construction Inspector?

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Having new office buildings, warehouses, apartments, residential homes, strip malls, or any other structure built from the ground-up according to your own specifications often sounds like the easiest way to avoid extensive (and expensive) repairs later on, but before you start talking to architects and builders, you should know that new construction is plagued by

How a Construction Review Can Save Your Project

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Completing a commercial construction venture is a delicate business. And if you’re an investor or lender, you’re responsible for all of the risk while holding none of the control. How can you be sure the job will be completed on-time, on-budget, and with no costly surprises? Knowing what you’re getting into before property changes hands

Why An Inspector Should Be Your Next Construction Project Manager

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The construction management field is booming. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicted an eleven percent growth in this job market over the next 10 years.With economic growth comes more commercial construction and the need for a construction project manager to keep everything on-track.

Buying or Building a Commercial Property

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There’s few things more exciting than a growing business. But whether you’re starting a new venture or simply outgrowing your old space, you need to decide between buying or building a commercial property. Both options have their merits and downsides, so it’s important to look at all of the factors

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