Post Hurricane Tips & Reminders:
*Opportunistic contractors, adjusters, lawyers, etc. will be out soliciting business over the next few days/weeks. Be cautious. Make sure your community is working with reputable and trusted professionals.
*Be sure to take timely action to address urgent concerns (take necessary action to address any risk of imminent damage), but do not rush the repair process. This is not the time to hire new/unvetted contractors. As an example: if feasible, consider securing emergency tarps to address roof leaks in the short-term to allow time for vetting contractors.
*Make sure your legal counsel reviews all repair contracts prior to execution. This is especially true for contracts where the total contract sum is $2,500 or more, as those contracts are generally subject to Florida’s construction lien laws and, therefore, carry greater liability for your association.
*Do not execute an assignment of benefits without first talking to general counsel.
*Do not execute an insurance release or accept an insurance payout without first talking to general counsel.
*Do not engage a public adjuster without first talking to general counsel.
We hope everyone fared well in the storm!
ABC Action News – “Public adjusters, contractors knocking on doors post-Hurricane Ian, homeowners say”