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Landlord-Tenant Issues in Florida

Counsel from a Fort Myers Real Estate Lawyer

Tenants and landlords share a unique relationship that can, at times, be strenuous. The state of Florida has certain laws in place to govern such relationships and without a proper understanding of these laws, it is difficult to know which party is at fault. If you are running into problems with your landlord or your tenant, our firm can help. At Your Advocates, we have extensive experience in real estate law and serve clients all throughout Lee County. Each Fort Myers real estate lawyer on our team possesses a comprehensive understanding of Florida's landlord-tenant laws and can represent your rights, no matter what you're facing.

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What are common issues between landlords and tenants?

Both the act of renting a home and overseeing the rental process can feel like walking on eggshells. Between rent payments, security deposits, and leasing agreements, the whole order requires careful attention to the applicable laws.

Since renting have become such a viable option, leases and contracts have been one of the most disputed issues between landlords and tenants.

Rental agreements should include all of the following:

  • The exact amount of rent
  • When the rent is due
  • Where the rent is due
  • Any late charges
  • Utility specifics
  • Tenant responsibilities
  • Eviction information

It is these very topics that can lead to conflicts and, if necessary, legal intervention. If a tenant neglects to pay their rent, a landlord must give at least three days' notice to the tenant before they can be evicted. A tenant who repeatedly causes purposeful destruction to the property may also be evicted with proper notice.

Various cities and counties within Florida have their own laws which citizens are expected to abide by, such as quiet hours and garbage pickup. Landlords and tenants are expected to abide by these rules and action may be taken if there is a failure to do so.

Contact Your Advocates today!

If you are a landlord, Your Advocates would be honored to represent you and protect your rights. We have years of experience and can ensure that you do not get taken advantage of!

Contact a Fort Myers real estate lawyer today to learn more about how we can help you.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • Diana Castrillon
    Diana Castrillon Attorney
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

  • Diana Castrillon Attorney
    Diana Castrillon


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