Category: Sinkhole News for Realtors

March 14, 2018 by Ted Corless

Built in the 1980s, Cloverplace is a duplex community just off U.S. 19 in Pinellas County. The 120 buildings (240 units) are home to about 500 people, many of them retirees and young families. In 2007, residents of the Cloverplace Condos began to notice unmistakable signs of sinkhole activity. Walls were cracking, stucco was peeling…

July 14, 2017 by Ted Corless

Attorney Ted Corless is on the scene investigating the latest large sinkhole incident in the State of Florida. A large sinkhole opened on the morning of July 14 and it has already swallowed two homes. Authorities are scrambling to keep people safe from the massive, fast-growing sinkhole. Corless learned repairs were done on the sinkhole…

November 25, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

The issue often becomes not necessarily what their interpretation of the data is, but instead whether they have conducted sufficient testing before rendering an opinion. If they produce the test results, you can always have the data itself evaluated. Frankly, most insurance companies will get popped if they later discover that the engineering firm cut corners on the manner in which the loss was investigated.

May 1, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

During the 2005 legislative session, A wide variety of new statutes for Florida sinkholes were adopted. Before you think this change was to protect homebuyers, it was not. Instead, it was designed to mark homes with sinkhole damage, so that no future insurance company would insure it unless the proper repairs could be documented.