Section 721.83, Florida Statutes 2003
1721.83 Consolidation of foreclosure actions.--
(1) A complaint in a foreclosure proceeding involving timeshare estates may join in the same action multiple defendant obligors and junior interestholders of separate timeshare estates, provided:
(a) The foreclosure proceeding involves a single timeshare property;
(b) The foreclosure proceeding is filed by a single plaintiff;
(c) The default and remedy provisions in the written instruments on which the foreclosure proceeding is based are substantially the same for each defendant; and
(d) The nature of the defaults alleged is the same for each defendant.
(2) In any foreclosure proceeding involving multiple defendants filed under subsection (1), the court shall sever for separate trial any count of the complaint in which a defense or counterclaim is timely raised by a defendant.
History.--s. 13, ch. 98-36; s. 112, ch. 2003-402.
1Note.--Section 112, ch. 2003-402, added subsection (3), effective July 1, 2004, to read:
(3) The clerk of court shall require a plaintiff to pay separate filing fees and service charges as provided by general law for each defendant in a consolidated foreclosure action filed pursuant to this section.