Landlord/Tenant & Evictions

Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Basics

Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Basics
Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Basics

Do you have a rental property in Florida or are you currently searching for a place to rent? Either way, it’s important to know the ins and outs of Chapter 83, Part II of the Florida Statutes. This section of Florida law governs residential landlord-tenant relationships, providing clarity on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in a variety of situations.

One of the standout aspects of Chapter 83, Part II is the leasing process. This section sets the standards for the leasing process, including the use of written leases, the disclosure of lead-based paint, and the necessary security deposit information. It also sets the expectations for rent payments, including the amount due, the due date, and late fees.

When it comes to security deposits, Chapter 83, Part II has you covered. The law lays out the requirements for the amount that can be collected, the timeframe for returning the deposit, and the reasons for withholding it. It also provides guidance on resolving security deposit disputes between landlords and tenants.

In the unfortunate event of an eviction, Chapter 83, Part II provides the legal framework for the proceedings. The law outlines the grounds for eviction, the notice requirements, and the steps for filing an eviction action. It also sets the rules for accessing the rental property, including notice requirements and limits.

Maintenance and repairs are also addressed in Chapter 83, Part II. This section outlines the responsibilities of landlords and tenants, including the duties of landlords to make repairs and the right of tenants to withhold rent for repairs. The process for terminating a tenancy, including notice requirements and grounds for termination, is also spelled out in this chapter.

Finally, Chapter 83, Part II offers important protections for tenants. This includes the right to a habitable living environment and the ability to seek judicial remedies for violations of the law.

In sum, Chapter 83, Part II of the Florida Statutes serves as an essential resource for both landlords and tenants in the state. It provides a clear understanding of their rights and obligations, and can help to resolve disputes and protect the interests of both parties. If you have any questions about the provisions of this chapter, call Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC today.  Our office is located in Palm Beach County, we serve all of Florida.