The Landlords' Rights & Duties In Florida, 10e

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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, and evicting a tenant. This guide ...

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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: 9781572484917
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides Series
  • Edition description: 10TH
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Warda has been a Florida attorney for over thirty years. He received his BA with Honors from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from the University of Illinois in Champaign.

He is the author of over seventy self-help law books. Today Mark is continuing to update his books and running Land Trust Service Corporation. He lives in Lake Wales, Florida with his wife Alexandra and his three year old son, Mark David.

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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

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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