How to Deal with Landlord-Tenant Disputes in Florida
In the current real estate market, many individuals are renting properties instead of buying due to increased flexibility and short-term commitments. While these aspects attract people to the concept of renting, it is important to remember that renting a property as a tenant means that another party owns the physical space. Although this can be beneficial in cases of repairs and maintenance, there are instances in which a landlord may act unfairly or illegally toward a tenant. At The Saade Law Firm, P.A., our experienced attorneys can evaluate matters of landlord-tenant legality and assess individual cases to ensure a fair and legal renting relationship.
What are the Rights of a Tenant?
When you enter into a lease, it is crucial that you sign a written rental agreement to prove that both parties agreed and signed on transparent terms. A lease will outline several rules that both the tenant and landlord must abide by. When any of these terms are compromised, either party may initiate a lawsuit or legal dispute. As a tenant, litigation may be feasible if the landlord breaches this contract. Additionally, outside of the lease, legal action becomes prevalent in cases of code violations. In the state of Florida, there are several codes and statutes that a landlord may not violate such as discriminatorily increasing rent or decreasing services provided to the tenant. Code violations can be subjective, so it is crucial to ensure that a claim is in good faith before filing. At The Saade Law Firm, P.A., our experienced attorneys thoroughly understand the statutes in Florida that protect a renter’s rights and are able to clarify whether or not legal action is warranted.
Winning a lawsuit against a landlord can appear to be a complex process due to lease agreements and the circumstantial nature of a landlord-tenant relationship. With the experience and compassion of The Saade Law Firm, P.A., tenants can rest easy knowing that they are receiving the legal advice and representation necessary to avoid penalties and ensure that all cases are viable and filed in good faith. To learn more about our landlord-tenant attorney services, give us a call at 786-633-1114.