Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Does the state of Florida require the property owners consent to only send billing/invoices by email?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: If you referring to a HOA or condominium (COA) sending you an invoice for assessments, the answer is no, you may consent in writing to notices and invoices being sent by email, but you do not have to consent. New laws went into effect July 1, 2021 which now require associations to send a 30-day demand notice of past due assessments to the owner before the account can be turned over to an attorney for collections. If the association wants to send notices by email it is required to get your consent 30-days before the notices can be transmitted. While owners may not want to provide their association with their email address for various personal reasons, it is good for the environment to go paperless.

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