Bradenton Landlord-Tenant Lawyer
The relationship between landlords and tenants is often fragile, and can quickly take a turn for the worse when accidents happen, communication has broken down, or when one party simply takes advantage of the other. It is important to keep a calm head in these scenarios, as doing something drastic, such as unlawfully evicting a bad tenant, can have serious repercussions, even if the other party was in the wrong first place. Here at the law offices of Moran, Sanchy & Associates, our Bradenton landlord-tenant lawyers assist commercial and residential landlords and tenants to resolve a variety of issues in the most effective, financial, timely manner possible.
The Rights of Landlords and Tenants are Protected Under Various Florida Laws
Because landlords and tenants both have rights under Florida law, there is always an effective, legal solution at hand when one party has violated the rights of the other. One area that specifically outlines the rules of the relationship between a landlord and tenant is the rental contract or lease. The lease defines rules such as how much notice a landlord should give a tenant before entering the property, when rent is due and what the late fee is, and other essential parts of the legal contract between the two parties that make a complicated rental agreement possible in the first place. Other Florida laws regulate the liveability or “warranty of fitness”—every tenant has the right to live in a climate controlled unit with plumbing and other essentials. In Bradenton, where the average high temperature in the summer is over 90 degrees and extremely humid, according to US Climate Data, a functioning air conditioner is just one essential aspect of the warranty of fitness. This warranty of fitness is implied in every landlord tenant contract, and the landlord has a duty to make repairs and keep the property in a suitable living condition. Residential tenants also have a right to quiet enjoyment of the property—not being disturbed by the landlord, while commercial tenants have the right to rent a property for a specific business purpose, which should be outlined in the lease agreement.
What an Attorney Can Do For You
A landlord-tenant attorney can help you draft a legally binding, comprehensive lease agreement. We can negotiate the terms of an agreement, or review it to make sure that it is fair and in your best interests. Our attorneys also provide litigation services, ranging from disputes about lockouts or construction, to breach of the lease agreement to security deposits and more. The most important thing for you to remember regarding litigation, as a landlord or as a tenant, is that you have rights, and when those rights are violated and you have suffered damages, you may be entitled to compensation.
A Bradenton Landlord-Tenant Dispute Resolution Attorney Can Help You Today
Around 35 percent of households are renters in Florida, according to Department of Numbers. Millions more small shops to large warehouses are commercial rental properties. The Bradenton landlord-tenant attorneys of Moran, Sanchy & Associates represent clients on both sides—both landlords and tenants—in lease agreements and dispute resolution, including litigation. Call today at 941-366-1800 to schedule a consultation.