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2013 Florida Statutes

SECTION 210
Request for accounting; request regarding list of collateral or statement of account.
F.S. 679.210
679.210 Request for accounting; request regarding list of collateral or statement of account.
(1) In this section, the term:
(a) “Request” means a record of a type described in paragraph (b), paragraph (c), or paragraph (d).
(b) “Request for an accounting” means a record authenticated by a debtor requesting that the recipient provide an accounting of the unpaid obligations secured by collateral and reasonably identifying the transaction or relationship that is the subject of the request.
(c) “Request regarding a list of collateral” means a record authenticated by a debtor requesting that the recipient approve or correct a list of what the debtor believes to be the collateral securing an obligation and reasonably identifying the transaction or relationship that is the subject of the request.
(d) “Request regarding a statement of account” means a record authenticated by a debtor requesting that the recipient approve or correct a statement indicating what the debtor believes to be the aggregate amount of unpaid obligations secured by collateral as of a specified date and reasonably identifying the transaction or relationship that is the subject of the request.
(e) “Reasonably identifying the transaction or relationship” means that the request provides information sufficient for the person to identify the transaction or relationship and respond to the request. Pursuant to s. 679.603(1), a secured party and debtor may determine by agreement the standards for measuring fulfillment of this duty.
(f) “Person” means a person or entity that is or was a secured party or otherwise claims or has claimed an interest in the collateral.
(2) Subject to subsections (3), (4), (5), and (6), a secured party, other than a buyer of accounts, chattel paper, payment intangibles, or promissory notes or a consignor, shall comply with a request within 14 days after receipt:
(a) In the case of a request for an accounting, by authenticating and sending to the debtor an accounting; and
(b) In the case of a request regarding a list of collateral or a request regarding a statement of account, by authenticating and sending to the debtor an approval or correction.
(3) A secured party that claims a security interest in all of a particular type of collateral owned by the debtor may comply with a request regarding a list of collateral by sending to the debtor an authenticated record including a statement to that effect within 14 days after receipt.
(4) A person who receives a request regarding a list of collateral, claims no interest in the collateral when the request is received, and claimed an interest in the collateral at an earlier time shall comply with the request within 14 days after receipt by sending to the debtor an authenticated record:
(a) Disclaiming any interest in the collateral; and
(b) If known to the recipient, providing the name and mailing address of any assignee of or successor to the recipient’s interest in the collateral.
(5) A person who receives a request for an accounting or a request regarding a statement of account, claims no interest in the obligations when the request is received, and claimed an interest in the obligations at an earlier time shall comply with the request within 14 days after receipt by sending to the debtor an authenticated record:
(a) Disclaiming any interest in the obligations; and
(b) If known to the recipient, providing the name and mailing address of any assignee of or successor to the recipient’s interest in the obligations.
(6) A debtor is entitled under this section without charge to one response to a request for an accounting or a request regarding a statement of account for each secured obligation during any 6-month period. A debtor in a consumer transaction is entitled to a single response to a request regarding a list of collateral without charge during any 6-month period. The secured party may require payment of a charge not exceeding $25 for each additional response to a request for an accounting, a request regarding a statement of account, or a request regarding a list of collateral for a consumer transaction. To the extent provided in an authenticated record, the secured party may require the payment of reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees, reasonably incurred in providing a response to a request regarding a list of collateral for a transaction other than a consumer transaction under this section; otherwise, the secured party may not charge more than $25 for each request regarding a list of collateral. Excluding a request related to a proposed satisfaction of the secured obligation, a secured party is not required to respond to more than 12 of each of the permitted requests in any 12-month period.
History.s. 2, ch. 2001-198; s. 4, ch. 2002-242.