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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 520
RETAIL INSTALLMENT SALES
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F.S. 520.88
520.88 Assignments of contracts or notes.
(1) No holder shall sell, transfer, or assign any obligation in connection with a home improvement contract or any evidence of indebtedness thereunder to any person who is not authorized as a sales finance company.
(2) Notice of any assignment shall be sent to the owner immediately after the assignment is made.
(3) No promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness may be negotiated or otherwise transferred without simultaneous delivery of the related contract.
(4) No right of action or defense arising out of the transaction which gave rise to the home improvement contract which the buyer has against the home improvement finance seller and which would be cut off by assignment shall be cut off by assignment of the contract to any third person, whether or not he or she acquired the contract in good faith and for value.
History.s. 1, ch. 69-44; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; s. 21, ch. 80-256; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 30, 35, 36, ch. 90-103; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 698, ch. 97-103.