My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Florida
Recently I received a letter of debt from the attorney that handles my home owners association. The letter stated that I owed the home owners dues plus that of the attorney's fees (his hourly rate for processing the claim). My dues are due in January and must have misplaced the bill, I also presumably received one late notice 2 months later. No other correspondents were received before this one. My question, is a lawyer able to bill me for their time spent without prior letter of intent/notification stating that debt was going to "collections" and if not what state or federal rules state this? This just seems unjust to me, if I'm wrong then I'm wrong what more can I say. Thank you for any help you can give.