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Lease Agreements & Forms Lawyers in Florida

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The foundation which property management and apartment management companies use to make decisions regarding their tenants is the lease agreement. To make sure these decisions are completely airtight and legally sound, you will want to ensure all lease agreements and other official forms are completely sound as well. For assistance drafting and putting together these documents, contact our Florida lease agreements and forms attorneys at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. Our team has years of experience in landlord/tenant matters, and will do everything in our power to make sure your official documentation is valid.

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The Virga Law Firm, P.A.: Making Sure Your Lease Agreements Are Well-Founded

It cannot be overstated how important it is for property and apartment managers to have the right documentation when it comes to dealing with tenants. With the right attorney, you will be able to draft a lease agreement and other documents that are not legally compliant, but provide the proper protection to you and your tenants depending on any given situation.

In Florida’s Landlord-Tenant law, leases and other forms are defined under statute 83.04, which dictates that “Mere payment of rent is not construed as a renewal for the term; but if tenant holding over does so with written consent of landlord then it becomes a tenancy at will; otherwise tenancy at sufferance.” The law further goes on to define lease agreements under statute 49, stating, “No limits on deposits; landlord may elect to (1) put deposit in non-interest bearing account; (2) hold in interest bearing account at either 75% of average rate or 5%; or (3) post a surety bond and pay tenant interest at 5%; landlord must tell tenant in 30 days which he's doing; must return deposit within 15 days.”

Under the Florida Fair Housing Act, landlords and property owners are barred from certain discriminatory practices when it comes to creating and issuing lease agreements and other forms. This act is usually enforced at the local government level, in civil court, but also falls under the purview of the Florida Attorney General and the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

The Florida Fair Housing Act is based off the federal Fair Housing Act from 1968, which prohibits:

  • Refusal to rent or sell housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Refusal to enter into negotiations for housing based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Different terms and conditions based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Different housing or facilities based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Lying about housing to someone because on their race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Persuading someone to leave their housing because of their race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion
  • Denying rental services or refusing to sell dwellings based on race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or religion

Protect Yourself With Our Florida Landlord-Tenant Lawyers

It is important to hire an attorney to guide you through drafting and enforcing lease agreements and forms, lest you leave yourself or your company open to legal action based on the terms of an agreement. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A. we can assist you with everything from lease agreements, to rental applications, to eviction notices. We take our job representing property management companies seriously, and will always strive to make sure you are protected in any dealings with tenants. Don’t leave yourself open to legal action. Call The Virga Law Firm, P.A., and hire a Florida lease agreements and forms lawyer today.

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