Updates to the Florida Tenant Laws
The major changes were recently made to the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act that could greatly impact how you manage your rental property. In fact, they were some of the most significant changes made in the last 20 years.
The recent changes not only make it easier to evict a tenant, they also protect a tenant. That may sound confusing but keep reading. Previously, a landlord was required to provide several notices of violation to a tenant before beginning eviction proceedings. Now, only one seven day notices is required. If you intend to keep that security deposit, however, you will need to notify your tenant, in writing, within 30 days or you must refund the entire amount to them.
One more major change has also taken place. Your tenant has been required to give at least 60 days notice if they do not intend to renew their lease. Now, if you do not intend to continue to rent the property to your current tenant, you must also provide 60 days notice in writing.
Changes in law can not only be hard to keep track of, but have a major impact on you, your financial situation and that of your tenant. If you have questions or concerns, contact our experienced property management team today to see how we can help you navigate the current laws.