Condo owners’ fines reduced from $2.3 million to $26,000

Article and Video Courtesy of Channel 9, WFTV

By Ryan Hughes

Published November 17, 2015



ORLANDO -- For more than seven years, the Hamptons at Metrowest condo complex worked to deal with numerous code violations that built up fines totaling more than $2.3 million.


Code enforcement issues included leaky walls, rotten wood and mold, and while the problems have been remedied, the fines remained.

The City of Orlando Code Enforcement Board voted Wednesday to reduce the fine to $26,000 and gave the 743 owners in the complex 90 days to pay. If the fine isn’t paid in time, it will revert to the full $2.3 million.

Complex resident Brenda Brown approved of the reduction, calling it a “goodwill gesture,” while resident J.P. Oliveria was less understanding.

“That’s not entirely fair, in my opinion,” he said. “If you messed up, you should pay the consequences.”