Sarasota Landlord-Tenant Lawyer
Resolving Disputes under Florida Landlord-Tenant Law
The attorneys at Moran, Sanchy & Associates help residential and commercial landlords and tenants in Sarasota County and surrounding areas resolve their disputes and other Florida landlord-tenant matters. With attention to detail in the drafting of agreements and aggressive representation in litigation, our lawyers are equipped to handle any issue that comes your way and resolve it efficiently and effectively. Contact our Sarasota landlord-tenant lawyers for assistance today.
Rights and duties and landlords and tenants
Landlords and tenants each have rights and duties with respect to the other. Tenants, for example, have the right to exclusive possession and control of the property, subject to the right of the landlord to enter the premises to inspect or make repairs, or possibly to show the property to prospective tenants near the end of the lease term. The lease should spell out when a landlord may enter the tenant’s property, and how much notice should be provided. A landlord’s entry should not be done in a way that disrupts the tenant.
Both residential and commercial leases typically include some sort of warranty of fitness. For the residential tenant, a warranty of habitability is implied in every lease, so that the landlord should be responsible to provide working plumbing, climate control, safe construction, and other essentials of safe and healthy living. Commercial tenants often rent a property for a particular business purposes, and the lease should contain an express warranty from the landlord that the property is suitable for that purpose.
Tenants also typically have the right to quiet enjoyment, which means the right to use the property without interference from the landlord. This right or warranty may be expressly written into the lease, or implied by its terms. In order to avoid a breach of the lease, the tenant agrees to pay rent on time, comply with local laws and ordinances, and not unduly interfere with the rights of other tenants on the property.
How Moran, Sanchy & Associates can Help
Our landlord-tenant lawyers can help by negotiating, drafting and reviewing leases and lease provisions, to make sure your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly, and that your needs regarding the tenancy are met. We further assist in litigation related to collections, evictions, suits for money damages and injunctions to recover for a default or breach of the lease, security deposit and repair issues, lockouts or constructive evictions, failure to obtain or submit a certificate of insurance, and more. As a landlord, you should not take the law into your own hands to vindicate your rights. As a tenant, you should not ignore legal actions or demands from the landlord regarding the terms of the lease. Instead, call our office for a free consultation regarding your landlord-tenant matter, and let us advise and assist you appropriately.
Help is Available in Florida Landlord-Tenant Law
In Sarasota, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas counties, call Moran, Sanchy & Associates at 941-366-1800 for sound advice and professional representation in your Florida landlord-tenant matter.