The Fort Lauderdale law firm of Marc Brown, P.A. provides legal advice, reliable services, and effective representation to landlords in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties. If you are a south Florida landlord who has any legal questions or concerns, or if you are dealing with or anticipating a landlord-tenant dispute, call us at once.
Although Florida law does not require landlords and tenants to have a lease agreement, both parties have legal rights and responsibilities that are spelled out in the Florida Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
What Matters Should be Addressed in a Lease?
Especially in a landlord-tenant relationship, it is essential to begin the relationship on agreeable terms and to leave nothing unresolved or undiscussed. Always be open and honest with a tenant if any problem or any dispute arises, and always discuss any issues or concerns right away.
The law firm of Marc Brown, P.A. helps landlords draft and review leases to ensure that your lease is compliant with the law and to provide landlords with the maximum legal protection. Every commercial and residential lease should address the amount of the rent, the due date, the security deposit, the length of the tenancy, subleasing, pets, and the termination of the lease.
Attorney Marc Brown Will Advocate on Your Behalf
By putting sensible and effective solutions to landlord-tenant disputes in place before problems emerge, you can eliminate most of the potential legal problems that Florida landlords may face. If a landlord-tenant dispute develops, Fort Lauderdale landlord attorney Marc Brown may be able to resolve the matter through private, out-of-court negotiations.
However, if your tenant is unwilling to agree to a negotiated settlement of the dispute, attorney Marc Brown will not hesitate to protect your interests by taking the matter before a judge and advocating aggressively on your behalf in court.
If a Tenant Must be Evicted
If a tenant fails to pay rent or to meet any of his or her responsibilities to a landlord, the landlord can take legal action to have the tenant evicted. Eviction can sometimes be a complicated legal process in Florida, but if you are a landlord who has legal cause to evict a tenant, the law firm of Marc Brown, P.A. will guide you through each step of the eviction and enforcement process.
If you have to evict a tenant, any failure to comply with the rules for evictions may cause a delay. Florida law is precise regarding when an eviction may be executed and how much notice of the eviction must be provided to the tenant.
When Should a Landlord Seek an Attorney’s Help?
It can be difficult to know when you should speak to a Fort Lauderdale landlord attorney, but if you believe the terms of your rental agreement or lease have been violated, it is best to seek legal advice promptly. Your first consultation with attorney Marc Brown is provided with no cost or obligation. You’ll learn what your legal options are as a Florida landlord and discuss the best way to proceed.
We can also help you draft a lease that provides a landlord with full legal protection, and we can review your current leases or other rental agreements. To learn more or to obtain legal help now, call the law firm of Marc Brown, P.A. at 954-566-5678.