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House, condo owners face spikes of 30% or more

By Charles Elmore

Palm Beach County’s southern coast might have been spared a direct hurricane strike in recent years, but residents are getting pounded by an insurance maelstrom only growing in intensit

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10249291461?profile=RESIZE_710xBoca Raton (above) and Highland Beach are the only two municipalities in Palm Beach County to require inspections of older condominium buildings. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

More local rules likely after bill dies in Legislature

By Joel Engelhardt

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9966291061?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Joe Capozzi

The Champlain Towers collapse that killed 98 people in Surfside in June weighed heavily over a special magistrate’s hearing last month when South Palm Beach officials voiced concerns about erosion damage to three oceanfront condominium

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Related Story: Highland Beach:Commission wants lesser role for town in high-rise inspections

By Joel Engelhardt

After months of work to hammer out a condo reinspection program in the wake of the Surfside tragedy, Palm Beach County commissioners decid

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Related Stories: With condo owners on edge, insurers take a new look at risks, rates | Highland Beach tentatively approves ordinance for condo inspections

 

By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton is the first city in Palm Beach County to enact an ordinance requir

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Related Stories: With condo owners on edge, insurers take a new look at risks, rates | Boca Raton first in county to set standards for building safety reviews

 

By Rich Pollack

With the June collapse of Surfside’s 12-story Champlain Towers South con

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9471379466?profile=RESIZE_710xA1A is lined with buildings in Boca Raton, where 77% of barrier island condos are 40 years or older. Google Maps

 

By Mary Hladky

Boca Raton is the first city in Palm Beach County to enact an ordinance requiring buildings to be inspected to determin

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9181020272?profile=RESIZE_710xCondos line the beach in Highland Beach. An analysis done by The Coastal Star of Palm Beach County property records shows 74 condos or co-ops located in Highland Beach. Of these, 38 were built prior to 1982. Google Maps

 

 By Mary Hladky

 The Beach C

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