Fort Lauderdale Lawyer Delivers Strong Counsel on Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws
Firm serving South Florida advises owners and renters on disputes over rental properties
At Marc Brown, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, we assist landlords and tenants throughout South Florida in legal matters involving evictions, habitability disputes and other matters associated with rental properties. We have deep experience in this nuanced area of Florida law and guard against mistakes that can cost landlords time and money and put tenants out on the street. Our firm prides itself on delivering efficient and effective representation in landlord-tenant matters without charging hidden fees or costs. As we have experience representing both sides in eviction proceedings and related matters, we understand how each side approaches these disputes. That insight helps us craft the most advantageous strategies for each case.
Attorney guides landlords through the legal eviction process in Florida
When nonpayment of rent or some other factor compels a landlord to evict a client, it’s important to carry out the process in a manner that satisfies legal requirements and avoids costly complications. We assist landlords at every stage of these proceedings by demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism.
Proven advocate protects the rights of tenants who are being mistreated
When a landlord, property owner or property management company mistreats a tenant, we stand up on their behalf to fight unwarranted evictions and other types of misconduct, including:
- Landlord harassment
- Improperly withheld security deposits
- Failure to make needed repairs
- Violations of the implied warranty of habitability
- Quiet enjoyment claims
Landlords and management companies might try to convince you that you are powerless when a dispute arises. This is not the case. Whatever the specific terms of your lease might include, we will outline your options under that document and the regulations established to safeguard the interests of renters like you.
Accomplished real estate attorney provides advice on Florida lease laws
Relationships between landlords and tenants can deteriorate quickly when conflicts arise between the parties. If a tenant violates their obligation to pay rent or a landlord doesn’t maintain habitable premises, various state and local laws may come into play. Our firm is well versed in local rules and Florida statutes that affect real estate matters, such as the Florida Fair Housing Act, provisions relating to quiet enjoyment and prohibitions on landlord retaliation. It’s also important to remember that in most cases a landlord cannot enter a tenant’s residence without proper notice. We clear up questions you might have regarding what type of situation qualifies.
Firm assists with Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act concerns
Lease terms that violate the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act will not be enforced by a court. Accordingly, it’s wise for residents to understand their rights and for landlords to use documents and practices that conform to this law. Should you have a question about what constitutes “private, peaceful possession" of a dwelling, how a security deposit should be handled or some other matter covered by this statute, our firm can give you the information you need.
Contact a skillful Florida landlord-tenant attorney to set up a free consultation
Marc Brown, P.A. represents South Florida landlords and tenants in disputes relating to rental properties. Our firm provides a free consultation and 24/7 availability. To schedule a meeting, please call 954-703-4199 or contact us online. We are located in Fort Lauderdale and assist clients in West Palm Beach by appointment.