A new bill passed recently through the Florida Legislature proposing changes to Section 624.155, Florida Statutes, which governs Civil Remedy Notices. Specifically, HB 301 adds language to the statute that prohibits an insured homeowner from filing a civil remedy notice within 60 days after an appraisal is invoked by either party. This provision only applies in a residential property insurance claim. The new statutory language puts limitations on a previously somewhat unrestricted option for wronged insureds seeking proper claims handling and insurance benefits.
HB 301 was presented to the Governor on June 5, 2019, and currently awaits signature to become law. It went into effect July 1, 2019. As such, we recommend having Civil Remedy Notices filed early, before the carrier has invoked appraisal.
Please contact The Law Offices of Scott Klotzman, P.A. to have your client’s Civil Remedy Notice drafted and filed today! Want to chat? Call us at 954-420-6165 today!