Disputes between Landlords and tenants are an all too common occurrence. Are you protected? Are you aware of your rights in a landlord tenant dispute? Here are some things you should know:
- Under Florida law, landlords must disclose specific information to tenants, such as the identity of anyone authorized to act on the landlord’s behalf and information about where the security deposit is being held.
- Florida state law does not limit how much a landlord can charge for a security deposit. However, it does limit when it must be returned
- State law regulates several rent-related issues, including how much time a tenant has to pay overdue rent or move before a landlord can file for eviction.
- Tenants may withhold rent if a landlord fails to take care of important repairs, such as a broken heater etc.
- State laws specify when and how a landlord may terminate a tenancy.
Several other landlord-tenant laws in Florida affect both property owners and renters, and there are also federal laws that must be obliged. If you are experiencing a dispute of this nature, seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney.