TAMPA, Fla. – Phelps Dunbar Partner Bret Feldman details the 2017 legislative changes to Florida’s construction statute of repose in an article published in the Winter 2017-2018 edition of the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section’s ActionLine magazine. In the article, Bret explains the purpose underlying the statute of limitations and the statute of repose, both of which limit the time frames under which construction claims may be brought in Florida courts. Bret describes how the legislature attempted to close a loophole that extended the 10-year cut-off period for latent construction defect lawsuits brought under a contract with contractors or design professionals.
Throughout the piece, Bret goes into detail to break down the history and need for the statue of repose and describes how the recent changes will impact claims in the construction industry.
This article was originally published in the Winter, 2017-2018 issue of ActionLine, a Florida Bar Real Property and Trust Law Section publication. Click here to review the article in its entirety.