LEGAL NEWS - OCTOBER 2004


 POST HURRICANE CONSIDERATIONS! NOW WHAT?

The storms may be over but the residential property manager is now faced with a myriad of problems including damaged homes, tenants demanding repairs, wanting to break their lease, the termination of a tenants right of occupancy, relocations, and the dreaded mold and mildew. The property manager’s actions or inactions can mean a world of difference in solving the problem to everyone’s satisfaction or a nightmarish lawsuit.

For further information regarding important steps to take, click here

 

  FILING FEES NOW UNIFORM THROUGHOUT FLORIDA

Great News! Filing fees are now uniform throughout all Florida counties and in many cases will be LOWER! Some counties were previously charging over $165.00 for filing fees for a residential tenant eviction. The new fees are now set at approximately $80.00 which could SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE your eviction costs.

For further information on the new and old fees, click here

 

 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW

NOTICE IS NOW REQUIRED FROM LANDLORD IF LANDLORD WISHES TO ENFORCE THE "NOTICE FROM TENANT" PROVISIONS IN LEASE.

Landlords must now give notice to Tenants in a specific fashion and in a specific time frame or will not be able to enforce lease's provisions that require a Tenant to give notice prior to the lease's expiration! Beginning July 1, 2004, if a Landlord requires the Tenant to give notice to them prior to the end of the lease term, the Landlord MUST provide the Tenant with a specific written notice containing certain details and stating the exact penalties for a Tenant's failure to give this notice to the Landlord.

For full law text, information and recommended sample notice, click here

 

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