Utility services; nonpayment of charges by former occupant of rental unit; county action limited.
125.485 Utility services; nonpayment of charges by former occupant of rental unit; county action limited.—Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, no county may refuse services, or discontinue utility, water, sewer, or wastewater reuse services, to the owner of any rental unit, or to a tenant or prospective tenant of such rental unit, for nonpayment of service charges incurred by a former occupant of the rental unit; and any such unpaid service charges incurred by a former occupant shall not be the basis for any lien against the rental property except to the extent that the present tenant or owner has benefited directly from the service provided to the former occupant. This section applies only when the former occupant of the rental unit contracted for such services with the county.
History.—s. 1, ch. 85-96; s. 18, ch. 87-224; s. 2, ch. 93-51; s. 10, ch. 97-95.