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Federal Court Says Landlords Must Actively Protect LGBTQ Tenants from Harassment

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late August, a federal appeals court ruled that landlords must protect LGBTQ tenants from harassment by other tenants under the Fair Housing Act (Act). The case involved a 70-year-old living in a senior living center, who suffered both verbal and physical harassment from other residents, who proceeded to hurl homophobic slurs, spat on… Read More »

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What Can Commercial Landlords Expect In 2018?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When it comes to agreements and disputes between commercial landlords and tenants, there are certain changes—along with the issue of more and more tenant bankruptcies—that commercial landlords should be prepared for. For one, the digital transformation is forcing landlords to evolve in order to meet a new set of tenant demands. In addition, more… Read More »

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Commercial and Residential Security Deposit Disputes in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Security deposits are important to both landlords and tenants. They protect the landlord if the tenant causes damage to the property or otherwise violates the rental agreement, and for the tenant, they are typically a substantial amount of money – typically equivalent to one and a half or two months’ rent. It is important… Read More »

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Pets in Rentals

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Tenants’ rights to have pets in rentals is frequently an issue when it comes to landlords who feel compelled to  prohibit pets in order to protect their property and avoid landlord-tenant legal battles over pets. While Florida does not have any particular laws dictating that landlords must allow tenants to have pets, there are… Read More »