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Posted 4 years ago in Real Estate by Aaron Kase  
Developers Liable for Flooding of Florida Homes

Developers can be liable for faulty infrastructure that causes water damage to houses, even if that infrastructure isn’t directly attached to the dwellings, the Florida Supreme Court ruled recently. If a company builds roads, retention ponds, drainage systems, pipes or other things that fail to properly contain and disperse water in a way that negatively impacts houses in a subdivision, the homeowners have a cause of action under the “warranty of habitability,” the court said. “Habitability of a home is …

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