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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 559
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, AND INVESTMENTS, GENERALLY
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F.S. 559.9237
559.9237 Rental renewal charges; attorney’s fees; court costs.A rental-purchase agreement may provide for payment by the lessee of a charge for failure to make a timely rental renewal payment, which charge may not exceed $5 on any payment made after either payment is due or after the return of the rental property is required. A charge pursuant to a rental-purchase agreement for a lessee’s failure to make a timely rental renewal payment may be collected only once on any accrued payment, no matter how long it remains unpaid. Such a charge may be collected at the time it accrues or any time thereafter. Such a charge may not be assessed against a payment that is timely made, even though an earlier charge has not been paid in full. A rental-purchase agreement may provide for the payment of reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by an attorney, not a salaried employee of the lessor, in the course of collection, and for the payment of court costs.
History.s. 7, ch. 88-69.
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