Landlords [NOOK Book]

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Understanding your rights and responsibilities under Florida landlord/tenant law is essential to becoming a successful and profitable landlord in the state of Florida. A basic knowledge of the Florida law can help avoid becoming liable to tenants for damages and attorney's fees.

Landlords' Right & Duties in Florida discusses issues including dealing with problems during a tenancy, protecting yourself from liability for injuries and crimes,...
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Landlords

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Overview

Understanding your rights and responsibilities under Florida landlord/tenant law is essential to becoming a successful and profitable landlord in the state of Florida. A basic knowledge of the Florida law can help avoid becoming liable to tenants for damages and attorney's fees.

Landlords' Right & Duties in Florida discusses issues including dealing with problems during a tenancy, protecting yourself from liability for injuries and crimes, and evicting a tenant. This guide provides east-to-understand explanations of landlord/tenant law, as well as blank forms, flow charts, and examples from actual cases. Using this book can help save you money and avoid potential liabilities.

-Screening Prospective Tenants
-Protecting Yourself from Liabilities
-Evicting a Tenant
-Changing the Terms of a Tenancy
-Making a Claim for Damages
-Terminating a Tenancy, Early

Ready-to-Use Forms with Instructions:
Apartment Lease
Rental Agreement
Notice of Termination
Back Check Notice
Eviction Summons
and many more...

-Florida statutes
-Eviction flowcharts
-Step-by-step instructions
-Ready-to-use, blank forms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402234453
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Warda received his J.D. from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He practiced law in Clearwater, Florida, then gave up a busy practice to publish self-help law books. He has written or coauthored over sixty self-help law books, including The Complete Book of Personal Legal Forms and Florida Land Trusts.
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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books
Introduction
Chapter 1: Laws That Govern Rental Property
Applicability of the Residential Act
Applicability of the Nonresidential Act
Rules of the Division of Hotels and Motels
Rules of the Florida Department of Legal Affairs
Nursing Homes and Related Facilities
Local Laws
Federal Laws
Know Your Rights
Doing Further Research
Good Faith Obligation
Fictitious Names
Sales and Use Tax
Towing Vehicles
Chapter 2: Creating the Landlord/Tenant Relationship -
Screening Prospective Tenants
Discrimination
Agreements to Lease
Leases and Rental Agreements
Problem Clauses
Options
Forms
Signatures
Backing Out of a Lease
Chapter 3: Handling Security Deposits
Amount
Bank Account
Notice
Interest
Keeping the Deposit
Special Rules
Chapter 4: Responsibility for Maintenance
Nonresidential Rentals
Residential Apartments
Single-Family Homes and Duplexes
Constitutional Conflict
Code Violations
Warranty of Habitability
Tenants' Responsibilities
Lead Paint Notice
Chapter 5: Landlords' Liabilities -
Injuries on the Premises
Landlords' Warranty of Habitability
Protection from Liability for Injuries
Crimes against Tenants
Crimes by Tenants Against Nontenants
Chapter 6: Changing the Terms of the Tenancy
Assignment or Sublease by Tenant
Sale of Property by Landlord
Raising the Rent
Modifying the Lease
Chapter 7: Problems During the Tenancy
Landlords' Access to the Premises
Violations by the Tenant
Violations by the Landlord
Destruction of the Premises
Chapter 8: Problems at the End of the Tenancy
Tenant Holding Over
Damage to the Premises
Property Abandoned by Tenant
Municipal Liens
Chapter 9: Terminating a Tenancy
Tenancies with No Specific Term
Expiration of Rental Term
Employment Rentals
Early Termination by Tenant
Early Termination of Residential Tenancy by Landlord
Public and Subsidized Housing
Early Termination of Nonresidential Tenancy by Landlord
Early Termination by Armed Forces Member
Death of a Tenant
Options to Cancel
Chapter 10: Evicting a Tenant
Self-Help by Landlord
Surrender or Abandonment
Settling with the Tenant
Grounds for Eviction
Terminating the Tenancy
Using an Attorney
Who Can Sue
Court Procedures
Money Damages and Back Rent
Tenant's Possible Defenses
Tenant's Possible Countersuits
Withdrawal of Money from the Court
Abandonment after Dismissal
Tenant's Appeal
Tenant's Bankruptcy
Landlord's Appeal
Satisfaction of Judgment
Chapter 11: Money Damages and Back Rent -
Making a Claim
Amount
Hearings
Defenses
Liens
Distress for Rent and Replevin
Chapter 12: Self-Service Storage Space
Withholding Access
Liens
Chapter 13: Mobile Home Parks
Appendix A: Table of Authorities-Case Citations
Appendix B: Florida Statutes
Appendix C: Eviction Flowcharts and Legal Holidays
Appendix D: Blank Forms
Index
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