Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Excessive Charges in Florida Associations

A Miami condominium association is faced with a class-action lawsuit that claims that Sunshine State associations routinely overcharge consumers far more than the legally capped amount. The association member who initiated the lawsuit claimed that he was charged fees that violated the Florida Condominium Act, passed in 1990. The act prohibits more than $100 in fees “in connection with the sale, mortgage, lease, sublease, or other transfer of a unit.” Covered fees include registration, background checks, and move-in costs, among other costs.


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