Valdes Law Firm, P.A. represents landlords throughout South Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade, and Broward County, in a wide variety of matters, including drafting and reviewing leases, evictions, and litigation or mediation of landlord/tenant disputes. Whether you need help complying with government regulations, need help negotiating or drafting a lease, or you are involved in a tenant dispute, you should contact an attorney who has experience and understands the numerous Florida landlord/tenant laws. Valdes Law Firm, P.A. has the experience and knowledge regarding these issues to offer you sound advice and provide skilled legal representation. Contact us online or by calling (954) 764-7878 to schedule your free initial consultation today. Hablamos español.
The foundation of any landlord/tenant relationship is the lease agreement. Because most landlord/tenant relationships involve written contracts, it is imperative for landlords to have their lease drafted or carefully reviewed by a knowledgeable attorney. A poorly worded lease can be the difference between winning and losing a dispute with your tenant. Valdes Law Firm, P.A. can help you draft a residential or commercial lease, review an existing lease, negotiate the terms of a lease with a prospective tenant, and make sure that your rights are protected.
Landlord/Tenant relationships are not only heavily governed by the lease agreement, but also by Florida Statutes. Many landlords own or manage only one or a few rental properties. Therefore, landlords are unlikely to be intimately familiar with all of the intricacies of the statutes regulating the landlord/tenant relationship. When a dispute arises with a tenant, it is imperative that you, as a landlord, act in strict adherence to not only the lease agreement, but also Florida Statutes. Landlords must be especially careful not to perform any actions that can be viewed as coercive, such as shutting off the power and changing locks.
For example, if you want to evict your tenant for a reason other than failure to pay rent, you must give your tenant seven days to rectify the offending issue. If the issue is not rectified within seven days, then you may begin the eviction process due to noncompliance. There are certain situations, such as when a tenant has egregiously destroyed or misused the property, where you can bypass compliance days and simply provide a written letter to vacate in seven days. The eviction process is governed by Florida Statutes and landlords must strictly adhere to the governing statutes. Because all tenant evictions are different and there are numerous laws that govern the landlord/tenant relationship, you should always seek legal advice from a knowledgeable attorney.
If you are a landlord and feel you need to take action against your tenant for eviction, to collect unpaid rent, to recover the cost of repairing damage to your property, or for any other breach of the lease agreement, contact us online or by calling (954) 764-7878 to schedule your free consultation today to find out how we can assist you to ensure that you take action in full compliance with the law. Hablamos español.