Can Your Landlord Keep Your Security Deposit?

| January 13, 2015

Last Update: 10/3/17 All of us have rented an apartment, condo or townhouse at one time or another during our lifetime. In some cases, after we have moved out we have had to deal with issues with our landlord related to our security deposit. In fact, a lot of calls I receive from tenants revolve […]

Mold Claims by a Florida Tenant: Can You Sue the Landlord When Mold Is Found in a Leased Home, Apartment, Office, or Condo?

| April 22, 2014

Last Update: 10/4/17 In Florida,  the leasing and renting of residential and commercial real estate is governed by Florida statutes and Florida court opinions – which together, make-up Florida’s Landlord-Tenant Law. Mold Issues and Landlord-Tenant Disputes In Florida, there’s a particularly common issue that causes legal disputes between landlords and tenants year after year, particularly […]

Renting a Florida Condo? What Should You Be Aware of in that Form Lease? Does it Reflect New Florida Landlord Tenant Laws Effective in 2013?

| September 6, 2013

For anyone wanting to rent a Florida condo or any Florida condominium owner thinking about leasing out their Florida condo as an investment, it’s important to know there have been changes to Florida landlord – tenant law that became effective this summer (effective on July 1, 2013) which may impact your decision to lease as […]

Florida Homes Foreclosed by Federal Government Become Rentals: FHFA Invites Landlords in Pilot Phase of New Fed Program While Congress Asks FHFA to Start Working With Underwater Homeowners

| February 28, 2012

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the federal agency that regulates the housing market in this country, is going to begin selling homes that have been foreclosed upon by Fannie Mae to vetted investors in certain parts of the country now, as part of its test run – or pilot phase – of the new […]

Renting Is Becoming Popular Again in South Florida: Protect Yourself Under Florida Landlord Tenant Law

| January 20, 2011

Last Update: 1/20/17 According to the Miami Herald, renting a home is becoming more and more popular in South Florida. The idea of leasing a house, condo, or apartment seems smart in today’s real estate market for lots of people.  Some may be dealing with a divorce and others may be renting homes after losing […]

Florida Real Estate – Beware of Fraudulent Landlords

| June 16, 2009

Recently, I saw a television news report about how people are renting out homes that they don’t own. It reminded me that in these trying economic times, renters must be especially careful in who they rent from. A number of my clients, for example, are renting properties from landlords who themselves are being foreclosed upon. […]