Apartment Complex Seeks 2 Months Rent As Liquidated Damages
A large apartment complex owned by an investment fund sent client a bill for "liquidated damages" because client moved out at end of lease but didn't give 60 days' notice. Florida Consumer Lawyers sued under Florida's Consumer Collection Protections Act for illegally attempting to collect a debt the apartment complex was not entitled to. The trial court found that the apartment complex didn't send proper written notices under Florida Law to allow them to charge the ;liquidated damages fee. Case settled and client received $2,000 in damages and had any alleged debt owed to apartment complex waived along with getting security deposit back.
Practice area(s): Bankruptcy / Debt