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QUESTION: "Is he right?"
ANSWER: Yes. Here is how this works. Applying canons or rules of statutory constructions, we start with the plain language of the law: Florida Statutes § 718.116 (1)(a). We see no such mention. Later on, we do see the words, in another context, "...is not liable for any unpaid assessments, late fees, interest, or reasonable attorney's fees and costs...". Now, the logic goes like this. If the Legislature took the time to include those words (again realizing in a different context) mere inches later in the text, than surely had it intended to do so in relation to the point you have raised, it would have simply done so. So, in the absence of good case law to the contrary (which is not the case), the plain language controls and simply imposes liability for "unpaid assessments"...period.
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