While owning rental properties brings in income, being a landlord in Florida isn’t always easy. From collecting rents and implementing rules, to making repairs and performing maintenance, the list of responsibilities may seem endless. If problems with tenants arise, it can cost you greatly in time and money. It is critical that you know what you can and can’t do under Florida law to resolve issues, including when you need to evict tenants. Do the wrong thing and you could end up in court for violating a tenant’s rights.
Carlos M. Amor P.A. is a skilled Plantation landlord attorney with extensive experience in gaining favorable outcomes for landlords. As an attorney who focuses exclusively in real estate law, and as a licensed real estate broker, Carlos M. Amor has the in-depth insight and understanding into landlord-tenant issues that is essential to favorably resolving disputes for landlords.
Contact Plantation landlord attorney, Carlos M. Amor for help with your tenant problem by calling (954) 453-7200. Attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting, or in person, whichever method is most convenient for you. If you need to evict a tenant or are embroiled in another complicated dispute, don’t hesitate to reach out to landlord attorney Carlos M. Amor, today.
Skilled Eviction Lawyer for Landlords
We Efficiently and Effectively Remove Bad Tenants
When you have tenants, who refuse to pay the rent or do not treat your property with care, you may have no choice other than to evict them. But you cannot simply force them to leave the premises by changing the locks, taking off the front door, turning off utilities, or removing their belongings. These self-help evictions are illegal, and you could end up paying the tenant expensive damages, as much as the price of three months’ rent or more if you attempt to remedy the issue yourself in this way.
Florida Laws that Govern Evictions
You must follow Florida law in evicting tenants. Depending upon the problem with the tenant, there are different eviction rules under the law:
- If tenants have not paid their rent, they can be given written notice to pay rent in three business days or move out. If they don’t do either, you can file an eviction lawsuit.
- When tenants are noncompliant with lease terms, such as having a pet when pets are not allowed or parking in no-parking areas, you can give them a seven-day notice to “cure” or correct the noncompliance. If they don’t fix the issue within that time period, you can begin eviction proceedings.
- You can evict bad tenants, without giving them an opportunity to correct their behavior, through a seven-day notice when they intentionally damage or destroy your property, cause continued unreasonable disturbances or commit a crime on the property. If they do not leave, you can sue to get them out.
It is important that you take all proper steps toward evicting problem tenants. If you don’t, tenants could use this in their defense, and it may take much longer than necessary to get them out. It could also cost you a substantial amount money in damages.
Count on Our Experienced and Knowledgeable Eviction Lawyer
When you work with attorney Carlos M. Amor, he will do everything possible to remove tenants from your property as quickly as possible. As a fast-acting eviction lawyer for landlords, Carlos M. Amor, is focused on getting results for property owners and managers. And the faster we get you results, the sooner you can bring in a responsible, paying tenant.
Call the law firm of Carlos M. Amor, P.A. for help today at (954) 453-7200.
Understanding Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights in Florida
Avoid Expensive Missteps with the Help of a Landlord-Tenant Eviction Lawyer
Tenants have many rights under state and federal laws. They have the right to private and peaceful use of the property, to safe and habitable housing, and more. Violate tenants’ rights and, as a landlord, you could find yourself in legal hot water.
As a landlord in Florida, your rights are just as important as those of your tenants. Most importantly, you have the right to be paid rent on time when someone is living in your property. You shouldn’t have to wonder when or if you will be paid or worry about meeting your own financial obligations because of a non-paying tenant. You also have the right to not have your property damaged or defaced by careless or unscrupulous renters.
When your rights are violated, you have the right to evict tenants.
Attorney Carlos M. Amor wants to make sure that as a landlord, you don’t violate tenant rights and get yourself in a damaging legal situation. The list of complex legal rights of renters is long. When you are pursuing eviction, Carlos M. Amor will examine your situation and guide you through the eviction process toward arriving at a timely and satisfactory result.
We want to make sure that your interests and rights are also upheld. When you need help with a difficult tenant problem, contact Carlos M. Amor at (954) 453-7200. Landlord attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person. Carlos M. Amor understands landlords’ evictions rights and how to aggressively stand up for landlords who are involved in the full range of disputes with tenants.
Our Knowledgeable Plantation Landlord Attorney Resolves Disputes
In addition to problems that ultimately lead to eviction proceedings, there are a variety of other disputes that may cost you valuable time and money. If legal action is being taken against you by a tenant, Carlos M. Amor is here for you. Or if you are considering legal action, our Plantation landlord attorney can advise you about your options. As a lawyer who focuses his practice in the full range of real estate-related matters, Carlos M. Amor is well-informed about landlord tenant law and will assertively defend your landlord rights no matter the type of dispute.
Common Landlord-Tenant Disputes
Here are some common reasons for landlord-tenant disputes:
- Discrimination claims. Would-be tenants may claim they were discriminated against in leasing decisions. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination, and Florida’s Fair Housing Act statute also prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, color, and other protected characteristics. If a discrimination claim is being made against you, landlord attorney Carlos M. Amor will build a strong case in your defense.
- Disagreements about security deposits. There is no state restriction on how much can be charged for security deposits. They must be returned within 60 days of the property’s being vacated unless they are being used to repair damage to the property or for rent that was unpaid. Deposits can be used to make repairs due to damage, but not because of regular wear and tear. Conflict may arise over what is damage and what is wear and tear. Our landlord-tenant attorney knows the difference and will stand up on your behalf.
- Property maintenance conflicts. If a rental property has a serious maintenance issue that affects safety or livability and it isn’t fixed, tenants can withhold rent or take costs of the repair out of rental payments. But they cannot do this without first informing the landlord of the problem and giving them time to correct it. Tenants must give landlords seven-day written notice of serious problems.
- Privacy concerns. To enter a tenant’s property for maintenance or other reasons, a landlord must give the tenant 12 hours’ notice. Even though it is not required by Florida law, it can be smart to give notice in writing to lessen the chances of a tenant’s saying they never received notice.
Carlos M. Amor will staunchly advocate for you when you are involved in a landlord-tenant legal dispute. Call our Florida law firm at (954) 453-7200.
Safeguard Your Interests with a Well-Prepared Lease Agreement
Our Landlord Eviction Rights Lawyer Drafts Enforceable Contracts
When you are leasing or renting your property, a well-prepared contract can protect your interests in a landlord-tenant dispute. These agreements set responsibilities and terms solidly in writing and are signed by both parties. The following include some of the basic elements lease and rental contracts should include:
- Amount of money due each month (or other time period)
- What day/date of the month the payment is due
- Penalties for late payment
- Acceptable forms of payment, such as by check or online
- Length of the lease, or whether the rental is month-to-month
- Who will be living on the property
- Names of adult tenants
- Whether or not pets are allowed.
Depending on your unique circumstances, there may be other terms you will wish to include in your lease or rental contract. Plantation landlord attorney Carlos M. Amor, prepares enforceable lease agreements and can advise you about how best to protect your interests based on your individual circumstances.
Get Help from an Experienced Plantation Landlord Attorney
Responsive Assistance for Difficult Landlord-Tenant Problems
Attorney Carlos M. Amor has numerous years of experience successfully handling landlord-tenant disputes and evictions in Florida. He is committed to providing landlords with effective and efficient tenant dispute and eviction legal services.
As a skilled and assertive attorney with comprehensive knowledge of landlord-tenant laws in Florida, Carlos M. Amor knows what it takes to get landlords like you the results you need in a short amount of time. Whether you require help with an eviction or need to be defended from a suit brought by a tenant, Plantation landlord attorney, Carlos M. Amor will work toward getting you the best possible outcome based on your case.
Contact landlord-tenant attorney Carlos M. Amor, P.A. at (954) 453-7200 to arrange a consultation about your matter. Attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person.