Residential lease issues in Florida
If you are thinking about renting out an apartment, home, duplex, condo, or townhouse in Florida, you will likely have the tenant sign a residential lease agreement. A residential lease is legally binding contract between the tenant and landlord, it provides certain terms and conditions that you, as the landlord, must abide by. If you are a landlord involved in a lease dispute, you may want to consider contacting a Florida landlord and tenant attorney for advice. The Morey Law Firm, P.A. has represented landlords and tenants throughout central Florida in resolving disputes over lease terms, and has served clients in Orange, Osceola, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and other central Florida counties.
What does a residential lease state?
The parties to a residential lease may not realize that there are certain terms that should be in place to protect both the landlord and tenant. A simple lease may look just fine on its face, but it’s not until a dispute develops that the flaws come to light. The Morey Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with a lease that will include the terms you need to be protected. At minimum your lease should provide for certain conditions:
Some of the details you should look for in your lease include:
The due date and amount of rental payments
- How to handle and who is responsible for maintenance emergencies
- The renter’s responsibility for respecting the residence and what defines “damage” to the property
- The amount of security deposit on record and the renter’s ability to get it returned to them
- Rules about pets, guests, and parking on the property
- And much more
A tenant may raise questions or concerns regarding your residential lease and you, as the landlord, may have difficulty enforcing or clarifying some of the material contained within the lease. The lease is a legally binding contract between both parties, and if either party violates an aspect of it and a dispute results, an attorney can be invaluable in resolving the situation and making sure all parts of the lease are clear.
Our law office is centrally located in Orlando, FL, allowing us to provide representation throughout Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Lake, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Alachua counties. Our office can be found at 250 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1220, Orlando, FL, 32801, just blocks from the Orange County Courthouse.
Please call our office today at (407) 426-7222 to make an appointment for a free confidential consultation with a member of the Morey Law team.