Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported yesterday that Florida's Senate Community Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss both legislative and state agency action to prevent builders from using tainted Chinese drywall. The article reports that Florida is considering the following legislative action:
- Providing relief on mortgage payment for homeowners trying to rehabilitate their homes;
- Developing a standard for remediating homes and certifying them as being free from the drywall problems
- Allowing homeowners to receive a tax break to offset their rehabilitation costs; and
- Providing help to homeowners trying to deal with insurance companies over the cost of the home rehabilitation.
UPDATE: New York Times story can be found here.