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Sep 1st

Changes Made to 40 Year Recertification Inspections

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

Aug 12th

How Properties Get Rezoned and Why It’s Difficult

This blog post is meant to inform and educate on the process of changing the zoning of a property. While we are knowledgeable on this topic, our focus is offering inspection services to our clients, specifically. As neighborhoods, cities, and towns change over time, landowners and investors may decide they

Jun 7th

How Much Does a Commercial Building Inspection Cost?

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

Oct 24th

The Importance of Commercial Building Permits

What’s lurking under the surface of your building? If work was done without commercial building permits, you could be in for an unfortunate surprise. You’ve found the perfect commercial property to invest in: it has the right number of office suites, the perfect amount of square footage, and plenty of parking

Aug 20th

The Surfside Condominium Collapse and Its Ripple Effect in Miami

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

Apr 13th

10 Things Your Home Inspector Wants You To Know

The home inspection shouldn’t be a secretive process. Allow a Florida home inspector to share a few insider tips.   Whether you’re buying or selling a home, the home inspection is often the most nerve wracking part of the process. “What will they find? Will the home pass inspection? Will I have to pay for

Mar 4th

That Affordable Home Inspection Could Cost You

 If you’re about to drop $350,000 on a house, it’s natural to want to cut corners somewhere. And while you’re probably fine buying the cheapest shower curtain or bath towels, one area you don’t want to skimp on is your home inspection. As it turns out, that “affordable” home inspection

Feb 15th

Condo Conversion Inspections Are NOT Optional!

Converting a building into condos? Condominium conversion inspections are a necessary part of the process.   A condominium conversion is the act of transforming an existing building (usually an apartment building) into condominiums for individual resale. At first glance, it might sound like a simple, straightforward process, but the reality is a lot more complicated.

Feb 11th

How to Avoid an ADA Lawsuit

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

Nov 17th

Buying a Home? 9 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

You’ve done it. After touring countless properties, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you and your family. And better yet, the seller has agreed to your offer! Now, you just need the house to pass inspection. This might feel like a formality. Like something you are supposed to do. But trust us, a home

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