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Have You Withheld Rent from Your Landlord? What is Next?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Jan 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Although Florida law requires a tenant to withhold rent to preserve the tenants' rights under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (“Act”), doing so can be quite tricky. If you have not already done so, you may want to read the following articles: Put Your Landlord On Notice For Failure To Mak...

FREE TELEPHONE CALLS WITH THE LAW OFFICES DEBI RUMPH

Posted by Debi Rumph | Dec 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

A free telephone call can be a fantastic experience. It gives you an law firm's undivided and direct attention to get much-needed information on a subject. However, it has its limitations. Therefore, you should prepare yourself as best you can to maximize your experience. We provide five (5) m...

FULL PRELITIGATION REPRESENTATION WITH THE LAW OFFICES OF DEBI RUMPH

Posted by Debi Rumph | Nov 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Full Pre-Litigation Representation is a service offered to help you with your disputes with your landlord. This service involves handling the entire process, including reviewing your documents, advising you, developing your customized strategy, gathering evidence, and communicating directly with your landlord to resolve the dispute. The service is limited to three months, a successful settlement, or an impasse, whichever occurs first, and it does not include Court Representation. Once you're ready to proceed, you'll receive an invoice and a retainer, and the next step involves an interview, document requests, and possible client conference, homework, or document drafting. The service includes document preparation for both you and us to send to your landlord, and if necessary, a letter or notice to the landlord to let them know that you are serious and that we are willing to fight. If you're interested in Full Representation, please contact us by email, text, or call.

Lease Termination: What Is Your End Game?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Nov 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Before attempting to hold a landlord accountable for making repairs, providing pest control, providing quiet enjoyments, etc. under Fla. Stat. s. 83.56, you should determine your ultimate goal. Is your ultimate goal to terminate the lease and move out as quickly as you can? Or is this process mer...

The Most Effective COVID-19 Defense for Floridian Tenants: The CDC Temporary Halt In Residential Evictions To Prevent The Further Spread Of Covid-19 (CDC Eviction Ban”)

Posted by Debi Rumph | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is currently one (1) noteworthy eviction bans for Floridian tenants: the CDC Eviction Moratorium. However, even this ban will have its legal challenges. CDC Eviction Moratorium This ban protects residential tenants up until December 31, 2020, who completes the following declaration under th...

Florida Eviction Moratorium Extended Until August 1, 2020

Posted by Debi Rumph | Jul 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID 19 Tenant Rights If you have read my article:  Corona Virus 19, Florida Evictions, and Tenant's Rights, by now, you know that depending on a tenant's circumstances, in Florida, a landlord may have been prohibited from filing an eviction against a tenant up until at least May 17, 2020.  Howe...

Has Your Landlord Locked You Out? What Should You Do Next?

Posted by Debi Rumph | Jun 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Has your landlord locked you out? In my experience, the best thing a tenant can do is to do the following—in the following order: 1. Make a police report. 2. Confirm the lockout with video and/or witnesses. 3. Send the landlord texts or emails requesting that the locks be changed back. 4. Send yo...

Florida Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 1, 2020

Posted by Debi Rumph | Jun 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID 19 Tenant Rights If you have read my article:  Corona Virus 19, Florida Evictions, and Tenant's Rights, by now, you know that depending on a tenant's circumstances, in Florida, a landlord may have been prohibited from filing an eviction against a tenant up until at least May 17, 2020.  Howe...

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