2017 Florida Statutes
559.9239 Damages.—In case of a violation of a provision of this act with respect to a rental-purchase agreement, the lessee under the rental-purchase agreement may recover from the lessor or assignee committing the violation, or may setoff or counterclaim in an action brought by that lessor or assignee, an amount equal to the greater of actual damages or 25 percent of the total cost to acquire ownership under the rental-purchase agreement, plus attorney’s fees and court costs. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a lessor or assignee is not subject to any penalty for failure to comply with any provision of this act until the lessee has notified such lessor or assignee in writing of such a failure and unless within 30 days after such notice such failure is not corrected by such lessor or assignee.
History.—s. 9, ch. 88-69.