SB 1196 amendment
As noted previously, SB 1196 (regarding common area common law implied warranties) was considered by the Community Affairs committee of the Florida Senate. The committee passed the committee substitute bill which can be read here.
The next step will be consideration by the senate judiciary committee but that hearing has not yet been set.
The amendment to the bill does 2 primary things. First, it removes the definition of habitability that was previously included. Given that the original definition limited habitability to situations where residents could not live free from structural defects likely to cause significant harm to the health and safety or persons, this merely removes a definition not found anywhere else in the law.