§ 723.001 Short title
§ 723.002 Application of chapter
§ 723.003 Definitions
§ 723.004 Legislative intent; preemption of subject matter
§ 723.005 Regulation by division
§ 723.006 Powers and duties of division
§ 723.007 Annual fees; surcharge
§ 723.008 Applicability of chapter 212 to fees, penalties, and fines under this chapter
§ 723.009 Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes Trust Fund
§ 723.011 Disclosure prior to rental of a mobile home lot; prospectus, filing, approval
§ 723.012 Prospectus or offering circular
§ 723.013 Written notification in the absence of a prospectus
§ 723.014 Failure to provide prospectus or offering circular prior to occupancy
§ 723.016 Advertising materials; oral statements
§ 723.017 Publication of false or misleading information; remedies
§ 723.021 Obligation of good faith and fair dealings
§ 723.022 Mobile home park owner’s general obligations.
§ 723.023 Mobile home owner’s general obligations.
§ 723.024 Compliance by mobile home park owners and mobile home owners
§ 723.025 Park owner’s access to mobile home and mobile home lot.
§ 723.027 Persons authorized by park owner to receive notices
§ 723.031 Mobile home lot rental agreements
§ 723.032 Prohibited or unenforceable provisions in mobile home lot rental agreements
§ 723.033 Unreasonable lot rental agreements; increases, changes
§ 723.035 Rules and regulations
§ 723.037 Lot rental increases; reduction in services or utilities; change in rules and regulations; mediation
§ 723.038 Dispute settlement; mediation
§ 723.0381 Civil actions; arbitration
§ 723.041 Entrance fees; refunds; exit fees prohibited; replacement homes
§ 723.042 Provision of improvements
§ 723.043 Purchase of equipment
§ 723.044 Interference with installation of appliances or interior improvements
§ 723.045 Sale of utilities by park owner or developer
§ 723.046 Capital costs of utility improvements
§ 723.051 Invitees; rights and obligations
§ 723.054 Right of mobile home owners to peaceably assemble; right to communicate
§ 723.055 Right of mobile home owner to invite public officers, candidates for public office, or representatives of a tenant organization
§ 723.056 Enforcement of right of assembly and right to hear outside speakers
§ 723.058 Restrictions on sale of mobile homes
§ 723.059 Rights of purchaser
§ 723.061 Eviction; grounds, proceedings
§ 723.0611 Florida Mobile Home Relocation Corporation
§ 723.06115 Florida Mobile Home Relocation Trust Fund
§ 723.06116 Payments to the Florida Mobile Home Relocation Corporation
§ 723.0612 Change in use; relocation expenses; payments by park owner
§ 723.0615 Retaliatory conduct
§ 723.062 Removal of mobile home owner; process
§ 723.063 Defenses to action for rent or possession; procedure
§ 723.068 Attorney’s fees.
§ 723.071 Sale of mobile home parks
§ 723.072 Affidavit of compliance with statutory requirements
§ 723.073 Conveyance by the association
§ 723.074 Sale of facilities serving a mobile home subdivision
§ 723.075 Homeowners’ associations.
§ 723.0751 Mobile home subdivision homeowners’ association.
§ 723.076 Incorporation; notification of park owner
§ 723.077 Articles of incorporation
§ 723.078 Bylaws of homeowners’ associations.
§ 723.0781 Board member training programs
§ 723.079 Powers and duties of homeowners’ association.
§ 723.0791 Mobile home cooperative homeowners’ associations; elections.
§ 723.081 Notice of application for change in zoning
§ 723.083 Governmental action affecting removal of mobile home owners
§ 723.084 Storage charges on mobile homes
§ 723.085 Rights of lienholder on mobile homes in rental mobile home parks
§ 723.086 Property and lienholder contracts
§ 723.0861 Attorney’s fees and costs.
§ 723.1255 Alternative resolution of recall disputes

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 723

  • Accommodation: means any apartment, condominium or cooperative unit, cabin, lodge, hotel or motel room, campground, cruise ship cabin, houseboat or other vessel, recreational or other motor vehicle, or any private or commercial structure which is real or personal property and designed for overnight occupancy by one or more individuals. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Agreement for deed: means any written contract utilized in the sale of timeshare estates which provides that legal title will not be conveyed to the purchaser until the contract price has been paid in full and the terms of payment of which extend for a period in excess of 180 days after either the date of execution of the contract or completion of construction, whichever occurs later. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Agreement for transfer: means any written contract utilized in the sale of personal property timeshare interests which provides that legal title will not be transferred to the purchaser until the contract price has been paid in full and the terms of payment of which extend for a period in excess of 180 days after either the date of execution of the contract or completion of construction, whichever occurs later. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Applicable law: means the law of the jurisdiction where the accommodations and facilities referred to are located. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Assessment: means the share of funds required for the payment of common expenses which is assessed from time to time against each purchaser by the managing entity. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • association: means a Florida corporation responsible for the operation of a community or a mobile home subdivision in which the voting membership is made up of parcel owners or their agents, or a combination thereof, and in which membership is a mandatory condition of parcel ownership, and which is authorized to impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Closing: means :
    (a) For any plan selling timeshare estates, conveyance of the legal or beneficial title to a timeshare estate as evidenced by the delivery of a deed for conveyance of legal title, or other instrument for conveyance of beneficial title, to the purchaser or to the clerk of the court for recording or conveyance of the equitable title to a timeshare estate as evidenced by the irretrievable delivery of an agreement for deed to the clerk of the court for recording. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Common area: means all real property within a community which is owned or leased by an association or dedicated for use or maintenance by the association or its members, including, regardless of whether title has been conveyed to the association:
    (a) Real property the use of which is dedicated to the association or its members by a recorded plat; or
    (b) Real property committed by a declaration of covenants to be leased or conveyed to the association. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Common expenses: means :
    (a) Those expenses, fees, or taxes properly incurred for the maintenance, operation, and repair of the accommodations or facilities, or both, constituting the timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • community: includes all real property, including undeveloped phases, that is or was the subject of a development-of-regional-impact development order, together with any approved modification thereto. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Completion of construction: means :
  • Component site: means a specific geographic site where a portion of the accommodations and facilities of the multisite timeshare plan are located. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Conspicuous type: means :
    (a) Type in upper and lower case letters two point sizes larger than the largest nonconspicuous type, exclusive of headings, on the page on which it appears but in at least 10-point type; or
    (b) Where the use of 10-point type would be impractical or impossible with respect to a particular piece of written advertising material, a different style of type or print may be used, so long as the print remains conspicuous under the circumstances. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Consumer resale timeshare interest: means :
    (a) A timeshare interest owned by a purchaser;
    (b) One or more reserved occupancy rights relating to a timeshare interest owned by a purchaser; or
    (c) One or more reserved occupancy rights relating to, or arranged through, an exchange program in which a purchaser is a member. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Consumer timeshare reseller: means a purchaser who acquires a timeshare interest for his or her own use and occupancy and later offers the timeshare interest for resale or rental. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Contract: means any agreement conferring the rights and obligations of a timeshare plan on the purchaser. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • creating developer: which means any person who creates the timeshare plan;
2. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • declaration: means a recorded written instrument or instruments in the nature of covenants running with the land which subject the land comprising the community to the jurisdiction and control of an association or associations in which the owners of the parcels, or their association representatives, must be members. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Developer: means a person or entity that:
    (a) Creates the community served by the association; or
    (b) Succeeds to the rights and liabilities of the person or entity that created the community served by the association, provided that such is evidenced in writing. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Developer: includes :
  • discriminatory: means that a homeowner is being treated differently as to the rent charged, the services rendered, or an action for possession or other civil action being taken by the park owner, without a reasonable basis for the different treatment. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Division: means the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Division: means the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes in the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Division: means the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Electronic transmission: means a form of communication, not directly involving the physical transmission or transfer of paper, that creates a record that may be retained, retrieved, and reviewed by a recipient and that may be directly reproduced in a comprehensible and legible paper form by the recipient through an automated process, such as a printer or copy machine. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Enrolled: means paid membership in an exchange program or membership in an exchange program evidenced by written acceptance or confirmation of membership. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Escrow account: means an account established solely for the purposes set forth in this chapter with a financial institution located within this state. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Escrow agent: includes only:
    (a) A savings and loan association, bank, trust company, or other financial institution, any of which must be located in this state and any of which must have a net worth in excess of $5 million;
    (b) An attorney who is a member of The Florida Bar or his or her law firm;
    (c) A real estate broker who is licensed pursuant to chapter 475 or his or her brokerage firm; or
    (d) A title insurance agent that is licensed pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Exchange company: means any person owning or operating, or owning and operating, an exchange program. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Exchange program: means any method, arrangement, or procedure for the voluntary exchange of the right to use and occupy accommodations and facilities among purchasers. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Facility: means any permanent amenity, including any structure, furnishing, fixture, equipment, service, improvement, or real or personal property, improved or unimproved, other than an accommodation of the timeshare plan, which is made available to the purchasers of a timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Filed public offering statement: means a public offering statement that has been filed with the division pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Governing documents: means :
    (a) The recorded declaration of covenants for a community and all duly adopted and recorded amendments, supplements, and recorded exhibits thereto;
    (b) The articles of incorporation and bylaws of the homeowners' association and any duly adopted amendments thereto; and
    (c) Rules and regulations adopted under the authority of the recorded declaration, articles of incorporation, or bylaws and duly adopted amendments thereto. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • homeowner: means a person who owns a mobile home and rents or leases a lot within a mobile home park for residential use. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Incidental benefit: means an accommodation, product, service, discount, or other benefit which is offered to a prospective purchaser of a timeshare plan or to a purchaser of a timeshare plan prior to the expiration of his or her initial 10-day voidability period pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Interestholder: means a developer, an owner of the underlying fee or owner of the underlying personal property, a mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienor, or any other person having an interest in or lien or encumbrance against the accommodations or facilities of the timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Lead dealer: means any person who sells or otherwise provides a resale service provider or any other person with personal contact information for five or more owners of timeshare interests. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Lot rental amount: means all financial obligations, except user fees, which are required as a condition of the tenancy. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Managing entity: means the person who operates or maintains the timeshare plan pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Mediation: means a process whereby a mediator appointed by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes, or mutually selected by the parties, acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Member: means a member of an association, and may include, but is not limited to, a parcel owner or an association representing parcel owners or a combination thereof, and includes any person or entity obligated by the governing documents to pay an assessment or amenity fee. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • Memorandum of agreement: means a written document, in a form sufficient to permit the document to be recorded or otherwise filed in the appropriate public records and to provide constructive notice of its contents under applicable law, which includes the names of the seller and the purchasers, a legal description of the timeshare property or other sufficient description for a personal property timeshare plan, and all timeshare interests to be included in such document, and a description of the type of timeshare interest sold by the seller. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Mobile home: means a residential structure, transportable in one or more sections, which is 8 body feet or more in width, over 35 body feet in length with the hitch, built on an integral chassis, designed to be used as a dwelling when connected to the required utilities, and not originally sold as a recreational vehicle, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Mobile home lot: means a lot described by a park owner pursuant to the requirements of…. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Mobile home subdivision: means a subdivision of mobile homes where individual lots are owned by owners and where a portion of the subdivision or the amenities exclusively serving the subdivision are retained by the subdivision developer. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Multisite timeshare plan: means any method, arrangement, or procedure with respect to which a purchaser obtains, by any means, a recurring right to use and occupy accommodations or facilities of more than one component site, only through use of a reservation system, whether or not the purchaser is able to elect to cease participating in the plan. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Nonspecific multisite timeshare plan: means a multisite timeshare plan with respect to which a purchaser receives a right to use all of the accommodations and facilities, if any, of the multisite timeshare plan through the reservation system, but no specific right to use any particular accommodations and facilities for the remaining term of the multisite timeshare plan in the event that the reservation system is terminated for any reason prior to the expiration of the term of the multisite timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • offer: means the solicitation, advertisement, or inducement, or any other method or attempt, to encourage any person to acquire the opportunity to participate in a timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • One-to-one use right to use night requirement ratio: means that the sum of the nights that owners are entitled to use in a given 12-month period shall not exceed the number of nights available for use by those owners during the same 12-month period. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • owner of the underlying personal property: means any person having an interest in the real property or personal property comprising or underlying the accommodations or facilities of a timeshare plan at or subsequent to the time of creation of the timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Parcel: means a platted or unplatted lot, tract, unit, or other subdivision of real property within a community, as described in the declaration:
    (a) Which is capable of separate conveyance; and
    (b) Of which the parcel owner, or an association in which the parcel owner must be a member, is obligated:
  • Parcel owner: means the record owner of legal title to a parcel. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • park: means a use of land in which lots or spaces are offered for rent or lease for the placement of mobile homes and in which the primary use of the park is residential. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • park owner: means an owner or operator of a mobile home park. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • parties: means a park owner as defined in subsection (13) and a homeowners' committee selected pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Pass-through charge: means the mobile home owner's proportionate share of the necessary and actual direct costs and impact or hookup fees for a governmentally mandated capital improvement, which may include the necessary and actual direct costs and impact or hookup fees incurred for capital improvements required for public or private regulated utilities. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal contact information: means any information that can be used to contact the owner of a specific timeshare interest, including, but not limited to, the owner's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Personal property timeshare interest: means a right to occupy an accommodation located on or in or comprised of personal property that is not permanently affixed to real property, whether or not coupled with a beneficial or ownership interest in the accommodations or personal property. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • personal property timeshare plan: which means a timeshare plan in which the accommodations are comprised of personal property that is not permanently affixed to real property; and
  • (b) A "real property timeshare plan" which means a timeshare plan in which the accommodations of the timeshare plan are comprised of or permanently affixed to real property. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Public offering statement: means the written materials describing a single-site timeshare plan or a multisite timeshare plan, including a text and any exhibits attached thereto as required by ss. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Purchaser: means any person, other than a developer, who by means of a voluntary transfer acquires a legal or equitable interest in a timeshare plan other than as security for an obligation. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Purchaser public offering statement: means that portion of the filed public offering statement which must be delivered to purchasers pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Regulated short-term product: means a contractual right, offered by the seller, to use accommodations of a timeshare plan or other accommodations, provided that:
    (a) The agreement to purchase the short-term right to use is executed in this state on the same day that the prospective purchaser receives an offer to acquire an interest in a timeshare plan and does not execute a purchase contract, after attending a sales presentation; and
    (b) The acquisition of the right to use includes an agreement that all or a portion of the consideration paid by the prospective purchaser for the right to use will be applied to or credited against the price of a future purchase of a timeshare interest, or that the cost of a future purchase of a timeshare interest will be fixed or locked in at a specified price. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • rental agreement: means any mutual understanding or lease, whether oral or written, between a mobile home owner and a mobile home park owner in which the mobile home owner is entitled to place his or her mobile home on a mobile home lot for either direct or indirect remuneration of the mobile home park owner. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Resale advertiser: means any person who offers, personally or through an agent, resale advertising services to consumer timeshare resellers for compensation or valuable consideration, regardless of whether the offer is made in person, by mail, by telephone, through the Internet, or by any other medium of communication. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Resale advertising service: means any good or service relating to, or a promise of assistance in connection with, advertising or promoting the resale or rental of a consumer resale timeshare interest located or offered within this state, including any offer to advertise or promote the sale or purchase of any such interest. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Resale agreement: means a contract in which a mobile home owner authorizes the mobile home park owner, or the park owner's designee, to act as exclusive agent for the sale of the homeowner's mobile home for a commission or fee. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Resale broker: means any person, or any agent or employee of such person, who is licensed pursuant to chapter 475 and who offers or provides resale brokerage services to consumer timeshare resellers for compensation or valuable consideration, regardless of whether the offer is made in person, by mail, by telephone, through the Internet, or by any other medium of communication. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Resale brokerage services: means , with respect to a consumer resale timeshare interest in a timeshare property located or offered within this state, any activity that directly or indirectly consists of any of the activities described in…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Resale service provider: means any resale advertiser, or other person or entity, including any agent or employee of such person or entity, who offers or uses telemarketing, direct mail, e-mail, or any other means of communication in connection with the offering of resale brokerage or resale advertising services to consumer timeshare resellers. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Resale transfer agreement: means a contract or other agreement between a person offering timeshare interest transfer services and a consumer timeshare reseller, in which the person offering timeshare interest transfer services agrees to provide such services as described in…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Reservation system: means the method, arrangement, or procedure by which a purchaser, in order to reserve the use and occupancy of any accommodation or facility of the multisite timeshare plan for one or more use periods, is required to compete with other purchasers in the same multisite timeshare plan regardless of whether such reservation system is operated and maintained by the multisite timeshare plan managing entity, an exchange company, or any other person. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Seller: means any developer or any other person, or any agent or employee thereof, who offers timeshare interests in the ordinary course of business. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Specific multisite timeshare plan: means a multisite timeshare plan with respect to which a purchaser receives a specific right to use accommodations and facilities, if any, at one component site of a multisite timeshare plan, together with use rights in the other accommodations and facilities of the multisite timeshare plan created by or acquired through the reservation system. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Timeshare estate: means a right to occupy a timeshare unit, coupled with a freehold estate or an estate for years with a future interest in a timeshare property or a specified portion thereof, or coupled with an ownership interest in a condominium unit pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare instrument: means one or more documents, by whatever name denominated, creating or governing the operation of a timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare interest: means a timeshare estate, a personal property timeshare interest, or a timeshare license. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare interest transfer services: means any good or service relating to an offer or agreement to transfer ownership of a consumer resale timeshare interest, or assistance with or a promise of assistance in connection with the transfer of ownership of a consumer resale timeshare interest, as described in…. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare license: means a right to occupy a timeshare unit, which right is not a personal property timeshare interest or a timeshare estate. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare period: means the period or periods of time when a purchaser of a timeshare interest is afforded the opportunity to use the accommodations of a timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • timeshare plan: includes :
    (a) A "personal property timeshare plan" which means a timeshare plan in which the accommodations are comprised of personal property that is not permanently affixed to real property; and
    (b) A "real property timeshare plan" which means a timeshare plan in which the accommodations of the timeshare plan are comprised of or permanently affixed to real property. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare property: means one or more timeshare units subject to the same timeshare instrument, together with any other property or rights to property appurtenant to those timeshare units. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Timeshare unit: means an accommodation of a timeshare plan which is divided into timeshare periods. See Florida Statutes 721.05
  • Unreasonable: means arbitrary, capricious, or inconsistent with this chapter. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • User fees: means those amounts charged in addition to the lot rental amount for nonessential optional services provided by or through the park owner to the mobile home owner under a separate written agreement between the mobile home owner and the person furnishing the optional service or services. See Florida Statutes 720.3033
  • Vacation club: means a multisite timeshare plan. See Florida Statutes 721.52
  • Voting interest: means the voting rights distributed to the members of the homeowners' association, pursuant to the governing documents. See Florida Statutes 720.301
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011