Need Help with an Eviction Lawsuit?
At the Arcia Law Firm we are familiar with both residential and commercial
What Are My Rights as a Tenant?
Tenants also need to know under what conditions the landlord is entitled to keep their security deposit, and in which situations a tenant may legally withhold payment of rent. Each scenario is described in Florida’s Residential Landlord Tenant statute. It is the landlord’s duty to maintain the premises, but it varies depending on whether the residence is a single-family home, a duplex, or a dwelling unit. For example, renters of single-family homes and duplexes need to maintain much more than the dwelling unit tenants, including their own heat, pest control, and garbage removal. However, the lease itself may provide for a wider range of landlord’s duties. Finally, it is very important to note that any tenancy lasting any time over one year must be in writing. Rights and duties pertain to all tenancies, whether they exist under a written or verbal rental agreement. A tenancy pursuant to a verbal agreement has to be ended in a particular way, depending on whether it is a week-to-week or month-to-month tenancy.
We Will Guide You Through Your Lawsuit
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, we can guide you through an eviction lawsuit and can also determine if the lawsuit is more properly an ejectment action, which is filed when the occupant of the premises is occupying the property not pursuant to a lease but because of some other ground that gives the occupant the belief that they have the right to occupy the premises. This is an important defense to an eviction