Florida’s fast-track foreclosure bill may have gotten the blessing of state lawmakers, but supporters and opponents are still doing battle, hoping to sway Gov. Rick Scott to let the plan become law or veto it all together.
An urgent message sent Monday by the statewide Community Advocacy Network, which supports the plan, presses members to tell Scott they back the foreclosure bill and hints it has inside information that a veto is imminent.
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Elements of the bill
Reduces the time a lender can seek unpaid mortgage amounts from five years to one.
Allows any lien holder to ask for the foreclosure to be fast-tracked.
Gives homeowners only monetary damages if they are the victim of a fraudulent foreclosure.
Owners of non-homesteaded properties could be required to make payments during the foreclosure or vacate the property.