Residents of the Champlain Towers South that Collapsed were Set to Pay $15 Million in Assessments for Repair

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Workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Surfside, Fla. One hundred fifty-nine people were still unaccounted for two days after Thursday's collapse, which killed at least four. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Champlain Towers South condo association approved the assessment in April. It was planned to complete the repairs according to the county’s 40-year certification process, stated a document by CNN. The document states that the organization had already begun the assessment process 2 years after an engineering consultant discovered “major structural damage” in 2018. The engineer’s findings were released in documents by the town of Surfside in Florida.

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The document that was sent to residents of the building explained the cost of the assessment, saying it would range from $80,190 to $336,135 depending on the size of the condo, CNN reported. It included fixing some issues that the engineering discovered in his 2018 report such as new pavers and planter landscape.