The Landlords' Rights & Duties in Florida

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Aug 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Understanding your rights and responsibilities under Florida landlord/tenant law is essential to becoming a successful and profitable landlord in the state of Florida. A basic knowledge of the Florida law can help avoid becoming liable to tenants for damages and attorney's fees.

Landlords' Right & Duties in Florida discusses issues including dealing with problems during a tenancy, protecting yourself from liability for injuries and crimes, and evicting a tenant. This guide provides east-to-understand explanations of landlord/tenant law, as well as blank forms, flow charts, and examples from actual cases. Using this book can help save you money and avoid potential liabilities.

-Screening Prospective Tenants
-Protecting Yourself from Liabilities
-Evicting a Tenant
-Changing the Terms of a Tenancy
-Making a Claim for Damages
-Terminating a Tenancy, Early

Ready-to-Use Forms with Instructions:
Apartment Lease
Rental Agreement
Notice of Termination
Back Check Notice
Eviction Summons
and many more...

-Florida statutes
-Eviction flowcharts
-Step-by-step instructions
-Ready-to-use, blank forms

 

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Contents

Laws that Govern Rental Property
1
Creating the LandlordTenant Relationship
11
Handling Security Deposits
27
Responsibility for Maintenance
35
Landlords Liabilities
41
Changing the Terms of the Tenancy
47
Problems During the Tenancy
51
Problems at the End of the Tenancy
59
Money Damages and Back Rent
101
SelfService Storage Space
107
Mobile Home Parks
111
Table of AuthoritiesCase Citations
115
Florida Statutes
133
Eviction Flowcharts and Legal Holidays
159
Blank Forms
163
Index
283

Terminating a Tenancy
65
Evicting a Tenant
77
Back Cover
289
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Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or coauthored over sixty self-help law books, including The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms and Florida Land Trusts.

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