2009 Florida Statutes
Cooperative leases; escalation clauses.
719.4015 Cooperative leases; escalation clauses.--
(1) It is declared that the public policy of this state prohibits the inclusion or enforcement of escalation clauses in land leases or other leases or agreements for recreational facilities, land, or other commonly used facilities serving residential cooperatives, and such clauses are hereby declared void for public policy. For the purposes of this section, an escalation clause is any clause in a cooperative lease or agreement which provides that the rental under the lease or agreement shall increase at the same percentage rate as any nationally recognized and conveniently available commodity or consumer price index.
(2) This public policy prohibits the inclusion or enforcement of such escalation clauses in leases related to cooperatives for which the cooperative documents were recorded on or after June 4, 1975; it prohibits the enforcement of escalation clauses in leases related to cooperatives for which the cooperative documents were recorded prior to June 4, 1975, but which have been refused enforcement on the grounds that the parties agreed to be bound by subsequent amendments to the Florida Statutes or which have been found to be void because of a finding that such lease is unconscionable or which have been refused enforcement on the basis of the application of former s. 719.401(8); and it prohibits any further escalation of rental fees after October 1, 1988, pursuant to escalation clauses in leases related to cooperatives for which the cooperative documents were recorded prior to June 4, 1975.
(3) The provisions of this section do not apply if the lessor is the Government of the United States or the State of Florida or any political subdivision thereof or any agency of any political subdivision thereof.
History.--s. 9, ch. 88-148; s. 4, ch. 88-225; s. 2, ch. 89-164.