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Security Deposit Disputes in Panama City

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When it comes to property management disputes, issues involving security deposits are more common than you might think. A tenant might think she deserves to have her deposit returned despite the damage inflicted to the property she rented, or she might argue that the damage was there before she moved in. Regardless of the situation, these types of cases can be extremely tricky to navigate, which is why it’s best to work with an attorney with a thorough understanding of Florida property management laws.

Although the Florida States Section 83.49 governs how landlords and tenants ought to handle security deposits, there are still several aspects of this law that can be misinterpreted. Whether you are dealing with a disputed security deposit return, back rent, property damage, cleaning fees, or other issues, you need an experienced lawyer on your side.

Why Choose The Virga Law Firm?

Security deposit disputes are some of the most common types of legal issues property owners and property management companies deal with, but that does not make them any less serious. If you have a landlord/tenant dispute, our team can help. We have more than 80 years of combined legal experience, and we proudly offer affordable, custom-created legal solutions for a variety of Florida property management disputes. Trust our attorneys to handle your case with skill, professionalism, and efficiency.

To schedule a consultation with our Panama City property management attorneys, call (800) 822-5170 today.

Florida Security Deposit Laws

When a tenant moves into a space, he or she is typically responsible for paying the property manager a security deposit to cover any potential damage or cleaning fees once they move out. However, landlords and tenants often disagree about how much of a security deposit, if any, should be returned.

According to Florida law, the property manager must return the tenant’s deposit within 15-60 days of the tenant’s move, depending on whether or not there were any disputes or deductions. If there were any deductions from the deposit, the landlord or property manager must provide the tenant with advanced notice, as well as explanations for those deductions.

Handling a Security Deposit Dispute

As a landlord, if your tenant disputes a claim, you need to know how to defend your claim or properly respond to a tenant’s apt objection. As a tenant, it’s important for you to defend your rights by objecting to wrongful deductions and resolving any outstanding disputes.

Whatever your situation, make sure you work with our property management attorneys to ensure your claims or objections are resolved with speed and care. We can help you find a resolution outside of court through an official letter or a settlement negotiation, if possible, or help you file a lawsuit when necessary.

Contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. to discuss your security deposit dispute with our property management attorneys today.