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Landlord Tenant Law in Florida
When a Landlord has issues with a tenant not paying rent, refusing to move out at the end of the rental term, or violates other aspects of the lease or rental agreement, acting expeditiously is critically important. A tenant's inability to pay rent can cause significant financial hardship to the Landlord. In these cases, being able to remove the tenant in-default promptly is critically important.
Orlando Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator Sid Roman is the Principal and Founder of The Law Offices of Sidney A. Roman, P.A., a bilingual boutique Orlando law practice. Sid opened his firm in 2013 with the belief that people deserve the peace of mind that the counsel and personal attention of their attorney brings.
A Veteran of the US Air Force, Sid is committed to excellence in everything he does, and believes in advocating for his clients with Honesty and Integrity. As a result, he has has earned the trust of many in the Central Florida community who have counted on him to successfully represent their legal interests.
Sid intentionally keeps his practice small so he can give his clients the personalized attention they deserve. Whatever your legal needs or questions might be, you can count on Sid for results, unparalleled personal service, and trusted counsel. Call or book online today.
What is Landlord Tenant Law?
A Landlord-Tenant relationship is a legal contract. As such, Landlord-Tenant law deals with the rights and obligations landlords and tenants have with regard to a rental property. In Florida, Landlord-Tenant Law is governed by Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.
Within this area of the law, our focus in on representing Landlords. We can help in the following areas:
Tenant's failure to pay rent
Tenant's damage to property
Unlawful occupants or squatters
Security deposit claims
What is an Eviction?
An Eviction is a legal process through which a landlord can remove a tenant from a property the tenant is renting. Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes spells out an Eviction process as a set of legal steps that must be executed precisely and according to a very specific timetable in order for the eviction to be valid and effective (for more information, please click here).
In order to evict a tenant, a landlord must have a valid reason legally recognized by the state of Florida. These reasons are typically outlined in the lease agreement. They may include:
Failure to pay rent
Repeated late payment of rent
Too many occupants living in the property
Using a business property as a residence
Subleasing to another tenant without permission
Behavior that interferes with or inconveniences other tenants
Refusing a reasonable and legal change to your rent or to the terms of your lease
Damaging the property
Using the property for illegal purposes
While tenants are usually evicted for breaking the terms of their lease, some reasons have nothing to do with the behavior of the tenant. You can be evicted if your landlord needs or wants to occupy the property for their personal use, or to renovate or substantially rehabilitate the property in a way that prevents you from safely occupying it.
What is an Unlawful Detainer?
An Unlawful Detainer is a specific type of eviction process that removes someone who doesn’t have a formal lease or rental agreement with the Landlord from the property, and therefore no landlord/tenant relationship. It is typically necessary when friends, family members, or other persons are allowed to stay on a property with no rent or payment and then refuse to leave, and the Landlord seeks to have the person or persons removed from the property.
As some people experienced and economic hardships and lost their ability to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, they had no choice but to move in with family members or friends on a temporary or emergency basis. Unfortunately in some cases, people refuse to leave or are unable to leave what was supposed to be a temporary arrangement. In cases like these, the occupants have to be removed from the property through an Unlawful Detainer. Even though situations like these are never easy, we are seeing a high demand for these type of evictions at our practice. The personalized service we offer enables us to handle these situations with the delicacy they merit.
When representing a Landlord in an Eviction or Unlawful Retainer, Sid personally ensures that each step of the process is conducted expeditiously and according to Chapter 83 of the Florida Statues. We offer these and other Landlord services on a flat fee basis. Click on the buttons below to book a consultation, or order and pay for an Eviction or Unlawful Detainer online. Consultation fees are refundable when our services are retained for a minimum of $1500.
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