Florida Statutes Section 173.08 - Judgment For Complainant; Amounts Included; Attorney’s Fee. (Fla. Stat. § 173.08)

173.08 Judgment for complainant; amounts included; attorney’s fee.—

(1) In all cases where the cause may be decided for complainant, the judgment for delinquent taxes, tax certificates and special assessments against any parcel of land shall include the principal of, and interest and penalties on such taxes, tax certificates and special assessments, the costs of the suit and a reasonable attorney’s fee; such costs and attorney’s fee to be apportioned among and charged against the various parcels of land involved in proportion to the amount of taxes, tax certificates and special assessments adjudged against such respective parcels of land.

(2) In fixing the fees of complainant’s attorney the court shall take into consideration the use which the complainant has made of the privilege hereby given of including in one suit divers taxes, tax certificates and assessment liens, and if the court be of the opinion that there has been an unnecessary separation of causes of action on the same or different parcels of land which might have been joined in the same action, it shall not allow an attorney’s fee greater than would have been allowed if the action had been combined.

History.—s. 5, ch. 15038, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 3004(6).

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