Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe County Real Estate Lawyer
The Law Offices of Paul M. Kade offers landlord representation to real estate and rental property owners throughout South Florida. Owning commercial and residential real estate in the state of Florida can be a profitable enterprise, but it carries a significant amount of financial risk. Retaining the services of an experienced real estate lawyer can help ensure that you are compliant with the laws and regulations of the State of Florida and that your investment remains profitable. Contact our office at (305) 670-6929 to schedule an appointment with Mr. Kade to discuss how best to manage the various aspects of your legal risk and collections.
Landlord-Tenant Laws in the State of Florida
Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes sets forth specific rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. There are many pitfalls in landlord-tenant law, especially if the Landlord tries to use forms found in office supply stores and home-drawn letters notifying tenants of violations, etc.
Having a well-drawn lease will enable the landlord to protect his/her interests in case the tenant fails to pay rent or violates other conditions, such as excessive noise, vandalism, unauthorized pets, etc. The Law Offices of Paul M. Kade has drafted numerous residential and commercial leases for over 25 years. Mr. Kade is also an experienced litigator and can assist landlords in avoiding undue expense and lengthy litigation and can render advice on such issues at:
- Delinquent or non-paying tenants, including sending proper statutory notice of default
- Non-financial violations of leases (eg. failure to repair, use violations)
- Failure to maintain proper insurance coverage
- Failure to vacate upon termination of the lease (“holdover tenancies”)
- Alternatives to Eviction
Sometimes landlords are faced with the dilemma of having a valued tenant who is delinquent on his or her rent or noncompliant with the lease in some other way. In cases like these, eviction may not be the preferred course of action. Attorney Kade can often assist in situations like these by drafting a formal letter reminding the tenant of his or her obligations under the lease and the laws of the state of Florida. If no compromise can be reached, and it is in our client’s best interest, then our office can initiate eviction proceedings.
Real Estate Attorney for Professional Landlords in FL
If you make all or part of your income leasing or managing property, then it is important that you have the advice and counsel of an attorney with experience in drafting and enforcing property rental leases. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Kade, please call us at (305)670-6929.