Residential Security Deposit Lawsuits in Florida

| March 7, 2017

For tenants moving out of apartments, condos, homes, or other residential dwellings here in Florida, they have the right to expect the return of their security deposit (provided they have not damaged the property and they themselves have followed the notice requirements (see below) required under the law). However, landlords routinely violate the law by […]

Bed Bug Claims by a Florida Tenant: Can You Sue the Landlord When Bed Bugs Are Found in an Apartment, Leased Home, Condo or Vacation Rental?

| December 8, 2016

In Florida, the obligation of a landlord to a tenant with regard to providing a clean and safe living condition when leasing and renting of residential real estate, is governed by Florida statute and Florida court opinions – this includes renting in a large apartment complex, single family home, vacation rental or condo. Be aware, […]

How to Get a Refund of Your Security Deposit from the Landlord When Renting a Home or Apartment

| July 21, 2015

Last Update: 1/18/17 When you rent an apartment or condo here in Florida, the landlord will typically require that you give a security deposit before you can move into your new home. This is pretty much standard operating procedure for rentals; most tenants know they will have to hand over several hundred dollars (or a […]

Can Your Landlord Keep Your Security Deposit?

| January 13, 2015

Last Update: 01/01/17 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 […]

Real Life Examples of Florida Real Estate Agents Doing Bad Things

| September 23, 2014

Last Update: 04/18/16 Florida buyers and sellers are victims of the wrongful acts of real estate agents every day. Don’t be a victim; educate yourself.     The real estate industry works hard to promote its own as professionals worthy of the public trust as people buy and sell their homes, condos, and other real […]

19 Reasons To Hire a Real Estate Lawyer When Buying or Selling Florida Real Estate

| April 15, 2014

Last Update: 02/24/16 In Florida, particularly South Florida, families want to own a home; retirees want to buy a condo or townhouse; investors from around the country and world want investment property, including rentals; and vacation homes in or near the water are a dream of almost everyone. For most buyers, the purchase of a […]

5 Things to Know About Leasing a Home After a Foreclosure in South Florida

| August 2, 2012

A foreclosure is not the end of the world for the family that has lost their home to the bank in a foreclosure proceeding. That family can still have a new home, except it will be one that they will be renting instead of owning. Now, they will be dealing with landlord/tenant and leasing issues, […]

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