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Can my landlord break my lease to sell in Florida? Can a landlord terminate a lease early to sell the property in Florida?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Oct 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

The blog explores whether landlords have special privileges when selling rental properties. The answer is no, but landlords might attempt lease termination if the tenant violates terms. Landlords, especially those planning to sell, might avoid new leases or use month-to-month agreements. Tenants, particularly on month-to-month leases, have rights, although limited. To protect oneself, understanding rights and acting promptly is crucial. Consulting an attorney before agreeing to or resisting a lease termination is wise. For assistance or inquiries, contacting (407) 294-9959 or completing an interactive form is recommended.

How Can I Break My Lease In Florida Without Penalty?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Sep 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Terminating a lease in Florida without penalties is possible with careful strategy and legal knowledge. The process depends on the tenant's unique circumstances. Start by reviewing your written lease, even if it's expired, and look for termination clauses, expiration dates, and renewal provisions. Check if any lease provisions violate the Florida Landlord and Tenant Act; if they do, the landlord can't enforce them. Consider individual factors like lease duration and the landlord-tenant relationship. In most cases (90%), tenants can legally terminate the lease, but in complex situations, negotiate a reduced termination fee with the landlord. Seek legal advice if needed.

How long does a landlord have to get rid of roaches in Florida?/Can I break my lease because of roaches in Florida? Part II

Posted by Debi Rumph | Sep 08, 2023 | 11 Comments

This blog article explores the timeframe within which a landlord in Florida must address a roach infestation if they are responsible for pest control. It references Fla. Stat. s. 83.51(2)(a) as the guideline for this situation, highlighting its complexity and likening it to a puzzle with missing pieces. According to this statute, landlords of dwellings other than single-family homes or duplexes are required to provide "reasonable provisions" for roach extermination. If the infestation reaches a point where temporary evacuation is necessary, the landlord is not accountable for damages but must offer rent relief. Tenants are allowed to temporarily vacate for a maximum of 4 days with 7 days' written notice when extermination becomes imperative.