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FAQ

    General Questions

  1. What are the basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Florida?
  2. What is the process for creating a legally binding lease agreement in Florida?
  3. Are there specific requirements for lease agreements under Florida law?
  4. Rent and Payments

  5. How much can a landlord increase the rent, and what notice must be given to tenants?
  6. What are the accepted forms of rent payment, and can a landlord charge late fees?
  7. What should a tenant do if they are unable to pay rent on time?
  8. Security Deposits

  9. How much can a landlord charge for a security deposit in Florida?
  10. What are the rules regarding the return of a security deposit?
  11. Can a landlord keep the security deposit for damages or unpaid rent, and what is the process for doing so?
  12. Maintenance and Repairs

  13. What are the landlord’s responsibilities for property maintenance and repairs?
  14. What should a tenant do if the landlord fails to make necessary repairs?
  15. Can a tenant withhold rent if repairs are not made, and what is the proper procedure for doing so?
  16. Entry and Privacy

  17. When can a landlord legally enter a tenant’s rental unit?
  18. How much notice must a landlord give before entering a rental unit?
  19. Termination and Eviction

  20. What is the proper procedure for a tenant to terminate a lease early?
  21. Under what circumstances can a landlord terminate a lease or evict a tenant?
  22. What is the legal process for eviction in Florida, and how long does it typically take?
  23. What defenses might a tenant have against eviction?
  24. Discrimination and Retaliation

  25. What protections do tenants have against discrimination under Florida law?
  26. Can a landlord retaliate against a tenant for reporting code violations or joining a tenant’s union?
  27. Special Situations

  28. How are leases handled in cases of domestic violence, military deployment, or other special circumstances?
  29. What are the rules regarding subletting and assigning leases?
  30. Resources and Recourse

  31. What resources are available for tenants and landlords to resolve disputes?
  32. How can a tenant file a complaint against a landlord, and what agencies handle these complaints?
  33. What legal recourse is available to tenants if a landlord violates the lease or the law?