Landlord / Tenant

 

Are your Tenants not paying rent or holding over after their lease expires?

Evictions are governed by Chapter 83 of Florida’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Every step in the eviction process, both before the eviction lawsuit is filed and after its completion, must be executed properly.  If you are a landlord, a simple error in following procedures can derail and delay the entire eviction process. If you are a tenant, failing to timely file your legal defenses can have a drastic, negative impact. 

Defective notices, adding fees that are not allowed, failure to include the proper statutory language. . . don't lose your legal rights, instead, get legal counsel and expedite the eviction process.

Whether you need to evict tenants or keep your tenant's security deposit to cover damages done to your property, we can save you time and money by doing it right the first time.

Need a residential or commercial lease for your property? Let us draft it for you so that you are protected.

If someone occupying your property without a lease and without your permission, we know the process to have them removed.  Let us help.



Is Your Landlord is Evicting You Without Proper Court Procedures or failing to maintain the property you're renting?

Landlords must follow eviction procedures set forth by state and local law. If your landlord tries to evict you by taking matters into his own hands—for example, by changing the locks, turning off utilities, or even removing your possessions—consider hiring a lawyer. These types of "self-help" remedies are illegal. No matter how strong a landlord's case may be for ending a tenancy, a landlord doesn't have the right to take, or even threaten, any self-help actions against you.

Landlords must, to a certain extent, maintain the property they are renting to you.  If they fail to do so, you have remedies available to force them to comply, but only if the proper steps are taken.  Don't leave it to chance, we know the laws and can help you avoid being taken advantage of.

Fortunately, the Florida Statutes govern almost every situation in a Landlord/Tenant action, but interpreting the statutes and laws is not easy - you need legal representation to avoid pitfalls that can cost you the case.

Call me to discuss any of your Real Estate related questions.

Don Gervase 

407-287-6767

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