In 2019 SB 326 was passed which requires HOA’s and condominiums to inspect their balconies at least every 9 years.  The findings of the inspection must be incorporated into the reserve study.  In some cases if the inspector finds damage repairs will need to be made.  Since this is still a brand new law there are still some unknowns.  We do recommend adding a line item to condo reserve studies for balcony inspection and repair every 9 years.  It applies to any exterior elevated element (EEE) that is 6 feet above the ground so stairways and walkways are also included.  The inspection must be performed and stamped by a licensed architect or engineer.  The first inspection must occur before January 1st, 2025.

For Bill Text See:

Senate Bill No. 326