The state agency charged with regulating
condominiums, already the subject of a scathing report by the Legislature,
came under attack on Friday by Florida's new condominium ombudsman.
In his report, Ombudsman Virgil Rizzo of Fort Lauderdale said procedures
used by the Division of Florida Land Sales, Condominiums & Mobile Homes
"are not only confusing, obsolete and impractical, but also
ineffective, inefficient, antiquated and in serious need of complete
Rizzo is required by law to review the
division's procedures and report to Gov. Jeb Bush, House Speaker Allan G.
Bense and Senate President Tom Lee.
Division officials on Friday said their response would be the same as was
given to the April legislative report. Diane Carr, secretary of the
division's parent agency, the Department of Business & Professional
Regulation, said work to overhaul the division began in early 2004 and
"while there is still work to be done, significant progress has been