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Residential Landlord Lawyer

Ownership of a property that is rented can give rise to disputes between landlord and tenant.

Do you need to:

  • Evict a tenant right away, or maybe even convince a tenant to leave voluntarily as a way to avoid having an eviction on their record?
  • Protect against or stop a tenant from damaging the property excessively (beyond value of security deposit) or other nuisance activity that threatens your relationship with neighboring tenants?
  • Provide a tenant with notice of their default/breach or of your claim upon their security deposit?
  • Get an intermediary to serve as your agent so that you are no longer bothered by direct communications with your tenant?

In Florida there are many laws which give protection to both the landlord and tenant.
Even a tenant who is in breach of lease still has the right to remain on your property until you take the proper actions to terminate a lease.

Preserve Profit On Your Investment

The saying that time = money is rarely as applicable as it is in the landlord/tenant industry, where the product is literally time within a specific property, and every day has a set amount of income when occupied by a paying tenant, and a set amount of opportunity cost that’s lost when occupied by a default tenant, or unoccupied. The longer you let problems with tenants drag out, the more time and money are wasted until you can remove and replace them, eating away the profit from your investment in a residential property. Hiring an experienced lawyer to handle your problem tenants, more quickly and efficiently, is a great way to minimize your losses and restore your revenue stream sooner.

Experienced Residential Landlord Lawyer

Michael Singer, Esq., is a persuasive, proactive, and detail oriented attorney with a clear understanding of Landlord-Tenant Law. Having represented both landlords and tenants in litigation, Michael Singer, Esq. has the insight to anticipate what strategies defendants will try and successfully quash those defenses. As some of Singer Law P.A.’s residential landlord clients have learned the hard way before retaining its services, you’re better off making sure Michael F. Singer, Esq. puts his experience to work for you rather than for your tenant.

If you have a landlord tenant question, protect your rights. Call Singer Law, P.A. (727) 344-9940 today.


Residential Landlord Law

There are many stages of the Landlord-Tenant relationship which are governed by Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Law for which a Landlord must make sure to comply with:


Lease

Not only do you want a lease that complies with the minimum requirements mandated by Florida’s statutes, you want a lease that goes above and beyond them to best protect your rights in all the situations that may arise over the duration of the lease, especially those which constitute grounds for eviction. Don’t settle for a basic form lease that may be outdated, hire an experienced attorney to draft a comprehensive lease that’s uniquely tailored to your property, your goals, and your prospective tenants.

If you have a landlord tenant question, protect your rights. Call Singer Law, P.A. (727) 344-9940 today.


Notice

When problems arise, not only do you need to deliver a Notice to your tenants as a legal requirement before taking court action, but you can also try to use the Notice as a springboard/catalyst to resolve the situation quickly and efficiently without needing to call upon the courts. If the tenant is otherwise current on their rent, but has still breached their lease, such as bringing unauthorized pets or co-tenants onto the property, don’t wait until the end of the residence to address these issues - you never have as much leverage as you do when the tenant needs to remain in your property. Address these issues as soon as you become aware of them and force the tenant to choose between ceasing their unauthorized activity, or agreeing to compensate you accordingly for your permission to accommodate them.

A Notice from an attorney can communicate your level of seriousness, and also persuade the tenant that the options that are acceptable to the landlord are also what is in the tenant’s best interest. Sometimes court costs and larger legal fees can be avoided by educating a tenant to the bigger picture, that while they may wish to address their grievances in a contested eviction, doing so puts them at risk of being unable to find a subsequent place to rent with an eviction on their record, such that they’re better off leaving amicably, voluntarily and, most importantly, quickly & efficiently. A letter of this nature is typically a remarkably effective remedy for our residential landlord clients, saving time and money.

But if you are facing the type of tenant who won’t listen to logic and reason, you can rest easy knowing that your notice was fully compliant with the requirements of both Florida law and your lease. If your notice didn’t have all of the necessary content, or wasn’t delivered in the correct way, you may have to re-do it before proceeding to litigation. Don’t spin your wheels trying to resolve problems with your tenants alone, hire Michael F. Singer, Esq. and Singer Law P.A. at the onset and start fixing them the right way from the get go and you may be able to resolve small problems early before they become bigger problems.

If you have a landlord tenant question, protect your rights. Call Singer Law, P.A. (727) 344-9940 today.


Eviction

Sometimes it may be necessary for you to evict a tenant. When a tenant has not kept up with their contractual obligations, a landlord can’t take matters into their own hands and self-evict; only the courts can adjudicate the termination of a tenant’s rights. When the proper steps are taken, the court ensures that the tenant either pays what’s owed or vacates the property.

The eviction process in Florida may take 30 days or more if contested. Not only is hiring an experienced attorney the best way to overcome whatever defenses the tenant may try to raise, but having a professional who knows the procedure inside and out and is familiar with the practice preferences of local judges can help expedite the legal process to save you time and money.

If you have a landlord tenant question, protect your rights. Call Singer Law, P.A. (727) 344-9940 today.


Security Deposit Claims

As Lawrence “Yogi” Berra once quipped, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and there’s still work to be done even after your former tenant has moved out. If the tenant didn’t leave the property in the same condition as it was when you provided it to them, you can recoup your damages from the security deposit, but only if you properly comply with the required process set forth in Florida’s statutes. If you fail to do so, you risk having your former tenant sue you over the parties’ rights to the deposit, a case where court costs and attorney’s fees are awarded to the prevailing party. Having Singer Law P.A. draft and send your Security Deposit Claim letter helps ensure that you will protect your claims upon the deposit, so that they won’t become waived, and let your former tenant know that you are prepared if they decide to contest those claims.

Call Singer Law, P.A. today. (727) 344-9940.

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In Florida there are many laws which give protection to both the landlord and tenant. Even a tenant who is in breach of lease still has the right to remain on a property until the proper actions to terminate a lease are taken.


Questions?

If you have a landlord tenant question, protect your rights.
Call Singer Law, P.A. (727) 344-9940 or (888) 525-5295 today for a free consultation.

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