Laws You Should Follow as a Landlord

As a landlord, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to require tenants to sign a rental agreement or lease. This document should outline all obligations and rights of both parties–the landlord and the renter. Regardless of the agreed upon terms, however, state law under the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act always trumps […]

How to Negotiate with a Landlord in Florida

Nothing is more of a kick in the gut than faithfully paying rent on time for years just to get a notice stating that your rent is about to climb. You’ve budgeting your money intently with the purpose of having a rent check handy for your landlord on the first of the month. You may […]

Why are Foreclosure Cases Sometimes Dismissed?

When a homeowner falls behind on his or her mortgage payments and doesn’t make new arrangements with the lender, he or she risks foreclosure. In most cases, the lender can’t foreclose on the property until they have filed a lawsuit and received permission from the court. If the court dismisses it, the lender has to […]

Can a Tenant Change the Locks Without the Landlord’s Consent?

According to Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes – specifically article 67 – a landlord cannot remove locks from a property unless it’s for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or replacing them. The same chapter also covers whether a tenant can change the property’s locks without the landlord’s content. Let’s take a look. Landlord’s Access […]
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