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Fifth DCA Recedes From Its Own Precedent Ruling Community Association Assessments Are “Debts” Under FCCPA (FL)

/ Owner - September 2, 2020

In a recent decision Williams v. Salt Springs Resort Association, Inc., Case No. 5D18-3913 (Fla. 5th DCA, June 12, 2020), Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal receded from its own longstanding precedent in holding that condominium assessments may be considered “debts” within the meaning of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act, Chapter 559, Florida Statutes (“FCCPA”). The ruling follows a trend of cases distinguishing, or disagreeing, with its 1997 decision exempting condominium assessments as debts under the FCCPA.    Read the article…………………………….

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