VOLUME 12 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- The Weak Eviction Case
- The Different Nonpayment of Rent Notices
- Lease Extension, Month to Month or New Lease
- Maintaining Safety and Fighting Crime

 

VOLUME 12 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- Nan Cavarretta Obituary
- Smoke Detectors - The New 2015 Law
- The Curable Noncompliance - Part 3
- Ensuring the Resident Received Notice
- Properly Executing Corporate Leases and Guaranty Agreements

 

VOLUME 11 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- Making Sense of Bankruptcy
- Satellite Dishes and the Property Manager
- Water Damage Prevention
- Penalizing a Resident for Lack of Notice
- When You Don't Accept Section 8

 

 

VOLUME 11 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- Disclosure of All Facts Prior to Eviction
- Dangers and Difficulties of Evicting Service Members
- Termination or Interruption of the Resident's Utility by The Property Manager and Other Prohibited Actions
- Copying Military ID
- QUICK LEGAL Q AND A #4

 

VOLUME 11 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- The Curable Noncompliance Part 2
- Abandoned Items – Back to Basics
- Sevicemembers Terminating the Lease
- The “Innocent” Request
- QUICK LEGAL Q AND A #3

 

 

VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

 

 

- The Curable Noncompliance Examined
- The Attorney Fee Multiplier
- Key Release Considerations
- January 1, 2014 Lease Disclosure
- Avoiding The Accidental Rent Acceptance
- QUICK LEGAL Q AND A #2
- Making Sense of the Adverse Action Notice

 

 

VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

 

 

- Noncompliances And The New Law
- Training Your Vendors And Maintenance Techs
- Deposits When Adding And Subtracting Residents From The Lease
- Bedbugs And The Multifamily Manager
- Dealing With The Deputy at Writ Execution
- Service and Assistance Animals

 

VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- The New Law and the Multi Family Home Manager
- The New Law and the Single Family Home Manager
- Understanding the New Power of Attorney Law
- Vendor Contracts and the Property Manager
- Single Family Home Legal Q and A
- The Fair Housing Lady

 

VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Your Resident’s Ledger
- 20 Traits of Top Property Managers
- Managing Association Owned Units
- Replacing Appliances
- The Fair Housing Lady Q & A

 

VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- How E-Filing Will Impact You
- Resident Death Revisited
- Abandoned Property and Unusual Items
- Dealing With A Blanket Subpoena
- The Fair Housing Lady Q & A


VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Three Day Notice Serving
- Access Gates
- Late Fees
- The Fair Housing Lady Q & A


VOL 9 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- Investigating the Potential New Account
- Garages, Storage Units and Parking Spaces
- Attorney's Fees and Property Management Law
- The Fair Housing Lady Q & A


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Receiving The Initial Funds
- Showing the Unit
- Water Temperature and Liability


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Resident's Maintenance Obligations under Florida Law
- Property Manager's Maintenance Obligations under Florida Law
- Returning Rent Pre-Eviction


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- Suing A Former Resident
- The Writ of Possession
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Resident Contact Information


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Security Deposits
- Fictitious Names
- Releasing a Resident
- Statistical Lease Scoring


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Move-Out Inspection Procedures
- On Premises Accidents and Incidents
- Collections and the Property Manager


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 2 2012 LEGAL UPDATE

- Truss Marking Rule
- Home Based Businesses
- The Early Termination Law


VOLUME 9 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Delivery Acceptance Procedures
- Satellite Dish Installation Restrictions
- Prize Promotions
- Florida Towing Laws and the Property Manager


VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 12  LEGAL UPDATE

- The Agreement to Vacate
- Requiring Notice Prior to Lease End
- Lease Break By the Resident


VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 11  LEGAL UPDATE

- Execution Of Corporate Lease And Guaranty Agreements
- Worthless Checks
- Renter's Insurance and the Property Manager


VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- Access by the Property Manager
- Eviction Avoidance Techniques
- Sexual Offenders and Predators
- Reopen Fees

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 9  LEGAL UPDATE

- Prohibited Practices Under 83.67
- Allowing Access to Others
- Verbal Maintenance Requests
- Communicating With Attorneys

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 8  LEGAL UPDATE

- On-Site Resident Transfers
- Denial of Access by the Resident
- Wrongful Evictions

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 7  LEGAL UPDATE

- Resident's Remaining Personal Property
- Guaranty of Lease Agreement
- Understanding the Power of Attorney

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Pre Access Inspections and the Move In Inspection Procedure
- Rent and the Three Day Notice
- Pets and the Property Manager

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 5  LEGAL UPDATE

- Is the Unit Ours Yet?
- The Resident in Bankruptcy
- Concessions and the Property Manager

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Winning the Contested Eviction Action
- Apartment Locator Services and Resident Referrals
- The Deceased Tenant

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Onsite Employee Rentals
- Reporting Procedures for Rental Agents
- Understanding Small Claims Court
- Advertising the Property and Dealing With Prospects Part 1

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- When a Court Appearance becomes Necessary
- Military Personnel
- Lease Execution Procedures

VOLUME 8 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Obtaining and Collecting On a Judgment
- Excluding Items In The Single Family Home
- Understanding Renters Insurance

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Landlord Nonrenewing the Month to Month Tenancy
- A Year End Review with an Eye Towards 2011
- Access by the Landlord

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

- Resident Improvement Repairs and Maintenance
- The Dangers of Doing Favors for Residents
- The Absolute Proper Three Day Notice
- The Tenant Nonrenewing the Month to Month Tenancy

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- Florida Sales and Use Tax
- The Tenant's Duty to Maintain
- Evictions and Florida Evidence Law

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- A Mid-Year Review Part 2
- Security Deposit Transfer Procedures
- The Landlord's Duty to Maintain

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- A Mid-Year Review Part 1
- The New Condo/HOA Laws and the Property Manager Part 2
- Retaliatory Nonrenewals

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Finder's Fee Arrangements
- The Power of Attorney
- The New Condo/HOA laws
- Dealing with the Unit Fire Part 1

 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Abandonment of the Premises
- Using Free Public Records When Screening
- Releasing Servicemembers from their Leases
- Free Online Market Surveys

 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- Powers and Limitations of Police Reports
- The Writ of Possession and the Full Unit
- Lawns and Landscaping

 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Complying with the Truss Marking Rule
- Fighting Crime at Your Property
- The Census and the Landlord

 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Resident in the Military and Evictions
- Security Deposit Deductions
- The Application Process


 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- Guide to Florida Eviction Motions
- NSF Payments - Checks Drawn on Insufficient Funds
- Stopping an Eviction
- The Demand for Insurance Information


 

VOLUME 7 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Discovery of the Sexual Predator/Offender
- Raising and Lowering the Rent
- Embracing Social Media - Guest Article
- Waiver and Estoppel


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- Lease Cancellations by the Resident
- Guarantors and Renewals
- Roommate Disputes and the Property Manager
- A Year End Review


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

- Security Deposit Claim Form Preparation Basics
- Understanding Constructive and Retaliatory Evictions
- Dogs and Insurance
- AAGO and OPD Crime Free Multihousing


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- COA/HOA and Service/Amenity Removals
- Evictions and the Mediation Process
- Responding Properly to the Tenant
- Missing the Obvious


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Better Business Bureau Complaint
- The Dangers of Rental Assistance Forms
- Screening Your Owner


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- Letters of Protection
- The Latest Landlord/Tenant Scams
- Sales Tax and Seasonal Rentals
- Carpet Damage



 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Failing To Tell Your Attorney All The Facts
- No More Notices After Non-Renewal
- Foreclosure Quick Q & A
- The Mechanics of the Tenant Release

 


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Eviction Costs Beginning July 1, 2009
- When All Tenants Don't Sign
- The Residential Oral Lease
- The Employee Tenant

 


 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- Move-In Inspection Procedures
- Click2Mail Certified Mail
- Chinese Drywall and the Landlord
- Forfeiture of the Security Deposit



 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Tenant Death And The Obsolete Lease
- Concession Paybacks and the Early Termination Law
- Authorizing the Unauthorized Pet
- Mid-America's Open Arms Program



 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Accumulated Utility Bills, Late Charges and The Tenant
- Statistically Measuring the Risk of Lease Default
-The Deceased Property Owner
-The Missing Lease



 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- Court Etiquette and Procedure
- Identity Theft Part 2
-Pet Application Tips
-Application Deposits



 

VOLUME 6 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Skipping Tenant
- Identity Theft Part 1
-Eviction Avoidance Techniques
-Refusing Electronic Payments



 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- Barking Dogs and Common Sense
- Forgetting to Send the Security Deposit Claim
- Modifying the Rent Amount



 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

- New Pool Rules in Effect
- Foreclosures Revisited
- Partial Rent Acceptance
- When Tenants Deny Access



 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- Changes at the Firm!
- One Tenant Vacating
- Inclusionary Zoning Ordiance Defeated
- Who is the Landlord
Minimizing Fire Dangers at Move-in
- Housing for Older Persons



 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- Revising the Security Deposit Claim
- Accepting Rent and the Seven Day Notice
Know the Lease
- Common Screening Mistakes


 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Incarcerated Tenant
- Risks of Increasing Revenues from Tenant Charges
The Tenant and the Electric Bill
- A Security Deposit Primer Part 2 Initial Disclosures
- Welcoming the Disabled Tenant

 


 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Understanding The New Early Termination Law
- Evictions Now That Filing Fees Have Exploded
- A Security Deposit Primer - Part 1 Holding The Funds
- The Early Termination Law And The Single Family Home Manager
- Creating Written Policies

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- HB 1489: FAA's Early Lease Termination Bill Enacted Into Law
- Dealing With The Chronic Late Payer
- Computer Disaster Preparedness
- Exclusions from the Tenancy
- No Social Security Number- No Problem

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- 2008 Legislative Update
- Avoiding Acceptance of Rent
- Your "Work Order Policy" and the Law
- The Corporation as a Tenant
- What are Different Terms and Conditions?

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Properly Executing the Writ
- Importance of Updated Contact Information
- Surrender of the Premises
- The Owner's Official Address
- What is a Refusal?

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Leasebreak by the Tenant
- Copying ID- Is it Legal?
- Are you Inspecting Enough
- Foreclosure and Disclosure
- Live-In Caregivers

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- AAGO Press Release
- Lease Renewals And Money Owed
- The Importance Of Accuracy
- Inheriting The Bad Lease
- Evictions and Fair Housing

 

 

VOLUME 5 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Evictions and Repair Requests
- Who Do You Work for?
- Desperate Landlord Actions
- Foreclosure Scams
- An Agent's Liability

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- Rental Registration Fee Victory
- Lockout Procedures
- Releasing Credit Reports and Social Security Numbers
- Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

- Bad Security Deposit Habits - Part 2
- Methamphetamine And The Rental Premises
- Soldiers, Sailors, And Tenants
- Park It Right Here

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- Keys and Possession
- Dealing with Rental Furniture
- The Belligerent Tenant
- The Tenant Security Deposit Dispute
- Harassment

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- Doing Favors for Landlords
- No more rentals in Condos?
- Bad Security Habits
- Housekeeping Problems

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- Termination Fees in 2007 - Are they legal?
- Suing a Tenant for Money Owed
- Foreclosure and your Owners"
- Hurricanes And Tropical Storms
- Supervision Of Children

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Anti-Growth Ballot Initiative Threat To Apartment Industry
- Preventing Flood Damage
- Credit Reports And "Dismissals"
- Holding Off On Evicting
- The End Of Tenancy Walkthrough Inspection
- Advertising Without Discriminating

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- 2007 Florida Legislative Update - A Mixed Bag
- Tenant Death and the New Law
- The Security Deposit Claim and What the Tenant Owes
- The "Last Known Address"
- Independent Living

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- Amenities and Liability - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
- The Tenant and The Electric Bill
- Dishing the Dish
- Screening on the Basis of Criminal Background

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Tenant Surrenders But Continues to Pay the Rent
- Unclaimed Security Deposit Funds Procedure
- Code Enforcement and the Property Manager
- Are You Up to Date?

 

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Releasing Your Tenant From A Lease
- Does a Lease Terminate When a Property Sells?
- Making Reasonable Modifications

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- 2007 Legislative Priorities
- Interest Bearing Security Deposits
- Foreclosure and the Residential Property Manager
- The Basics of the "Uncontested" Tenant Eviction- The Timeline
- What's Reasonable About an Accommodation

 

VOLUME 4 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Domestic Disputes and Tenant Restraining Orders
- Removing the Child Criminal
- Mailing the Three-Day Notice
- Noisy Kids and Fair Housing

 

VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- Florida Apartment Association Names Jeff Rogo And GMS Group As Governmental Affairs Directors
- When To Call The Police On Children
- The Occupant Is Unauthorized But Is Not Causing A Problem
- Gary Scarboro Named Executive Vice President of Apartment Association of Greater Orlando - Press Release
- Retaliation Is Prohibited

 

VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

 

- Dealing with the Gas Grill
-
How to Handle the Honest Mistake
- Termination of Management by the Property Owner
- How A Complaint Is Investigated


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- The 15 Day Security Deposit Dispute Period
-
The Home Warranty Problem
- Can You Prohibit Smoking On The Premises?
- Renewing a Lease with A Balance Owed
- How A Complaint Is Filed


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- Avoiding Practices Which May Get Your Company Sued
-
Correct Use of the Promissory Note and Past Due Amounts Workout Agreement
- Lease Breaks Due to Medical Reasons
- The Importance of the "Little House"


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Stack of Bills and Small Claims Court
- Pre-Property Management Acceptance Investigations
- Evictions and the Rented Garage
- "Special" Lease Terms


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Serving Notices - Are Witnesses Necessary?
- Security Deposit Transfer Procedures
- Training Your Property Owners
- When a Special is Not So Special"¦


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Tipping Stove Dangers
- Storm Issues and the Residential Tenancy
- Authorizing the Unauthorized Tenant
- Removing a Tenant From a Lease
- Fear vs. Fact


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- 2006 Legislative Session Recap
- Are you Operating Safe in 2006
- Problematic Lease Clauses
- What Do the Locals Say?


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Daycare and Babysitting Services in the Residential Property
- When a Tenant Dies
- Having a Tenant Sign a Pet Addendum When There is No Current Pet
- ARF! Is that a Service Animal?


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Managing In Condo or Homeowner Associations
- The Power of the Mold Addendum
- Protecting Yourself From Fair Housing Claims


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Dangers of Prepaid Rent
- Returning Rent During an Eviction
- Terminating a Tenant Without Opportunity to Cure
- Squatter or Tenant?
- To Renew or Non-Renew


VOLUME 3 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Verification of Non-Military Status
- The Court Hearing When there is No Money in the Court Registry
- Terminating a Tenant Without Opportunity to Cure
- Hot Lease Tip - Terminating Due to Damages
- Application Criteria Considerations


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 12 LEGAL UPDATE

- The Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession - a Tenant Delay Tactic
- Billing for Water Now or In The Future
- Prohibited Practices and the Residential Landlord


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 11 LEGAL UPDATE

- Post Three-Day Notice Communications
- Small Claims Strategies - Settlement
- Document Destruction Compliance


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 10 LEGAL UPDATE

- Motion to Determine Rent - A Tenant Delay Tactic
- New Sexual Predator and Offender Ordinances and how they affect the Landlord
- Florida Consumer Collection Laws and the Tenant Debt Dispute


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 9 LEGAL UPDATE

- Insuring a Smooth Tenant Eviction
- The Proper Use of Stipulations
- Requiring Notice Prior to Lease End
- Security Deposit Timing


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 8 LEGAL UPDATE

- Transferring the Problem Tenant On-Site
- The Killer Seven Day Rent Withholding Letter From the Tenant
- Condo/Homeowner Association Attorney's Fees and the Unit Owner


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 7 LEGAL UPDATE

- Scarboro testimony transcript
- The Writ of Possession
- Governor Bush's veto of the Mold Bill
- Eviction for Housekeeping issues


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 6 LEGAL UPDATE

- Safe Harbor Lease Recommendations June 2005
- Collier County Rental Registration and Inspection Fees
- Your Tenant Broke the Lease -- Now What?
- Evicting for Unauthorized Occupants
- Termination of a Lease if you Cannot Grant Possession


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 5 LEGAL UPDATE

- Letters From Attorneys - You Received One, Now What?
- Terminating a Tenant for a Lease Noncompliance
- Hot Lease Tip! The Pet Addendum and Removal of The Pet


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 4 LEGAL UPDATE

- Urgent Action Needed to Avoid Major Litigation
- The Agreement to Vacate
- The Pet Addendum and Non-Pet Damage


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Preparing the Three Day Notice
- Terminating the Lease Due to Damage
- Attorney's Fees and the Landlord/Tenant Relationship


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- Is a Unit Abandoned
- Notifying a Tenant of New Management
- Trampolines - Fun or Fatal
- Legislative Days are Here Again
- FAA Names Gary Scarboro Legislative Affairs Director


VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Security and the Residential Property Manager
- Security Addendum
- Fireworks and the Residential Property Manager
- Serving the Three Day Notice
- 2005 Session Legislative Items


VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 3 LEGAL UPDATE

- Non-Renewing a Tenant
- Paying Leasing Bonuses and Referral Fees
- Safe Harbor Recommendations for Lease Clauses

VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 2 LEGAL UPDATE

- New Banking Procedures for Clearing Checks
- 7 Day Notice of Noncompliance with Opportunity to Cure
- Bankruptcy and the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

 

VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 1 LEGAL UPDATE

- Requiring notice from tenants prior to lease end
- Display of United States flag by tenants
- Eviction filing fees, some good news!
- Post hurricane considerations! Now what?

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