Unsafe Balconies, Water Leaks, Other Flaws Claimed at Luxury Sunny Isles Beach Condo


The condo association for the high-end Regalia is suing the developer, architectural firm Arquitectonica and others over alleged design and construction defects.

Sunny Isles Beach’s luxury Regalia condominium, where each unit takes up an entire floor and has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, needs $30 million in repairs due to construction and design defects, an attorney for residents said.

Problems include safety hazards like using the wrong or no screws for balcony railings and putting electrical grills meant only for indoor use on oversized balconies. Other issues include water leaks blamed on design and construction flaws and missing luxury finishes.

“It’s a huge hazard,” Miami attorney David Haber, who is suing on behalf of the condo association, said of the barbecues issue.

Owners at the oceanfront tower have been informed of the safety hazards and temporary, emergency fixes have been made, said Haber, founder and managing shareholder with Haber Law.