There is a significant power imbalance between a residential tenant and their landlord, so tenants are granted strong protections under Florida law.
Unfortunately, far too many people aren’t aware of their rights when renting residential property. As a result, they suffer at the hands of landlords who fail to fulfill their legal duties, abuse their power, or otherwise disregard their tenants’ rights.
The tenant disputes attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group are passionate about representing tenants who find themselves in situations like these. They’re also well-equipped to represent commercial tenants facing problems with their landlord or the property they are leasing.
Tenant Disputes and Issues Handled by Fenstersheib Law Group Lawyers:
- Habitability of a residential property. Residential landlords have specific requirements, some of which don’t apply to most commercial landlords. These requirements are related to the safety and maintenance of the leased property and can include:
- Providing access to running water could mean making timely repairs to plumbing, faucets, etc.
- Promptly removing mold and addressing other sanitation issues
- Ensuring functional locks
- Maintaining access to heat
- If you are a tenant in Florida dealing with an unaddressed mold problem, safety concern, or lack of access to heat or water, do not waste any time contacting an experienced tenant disputes lawyer.
- Wrongful eviction. Both residential and commercial landlords must take specific steps to evict a tenant successfully. Any mistake along the way could mean a violation of your tenant’s rights, which would serve as the basis of your defense and possibly a countersuit for wrongful eviction.
- Quiet enjoyment of the premise. Landlords are required to provide their tenants with ‘quiet enjoyment of the premise,’ which, as a practical matter, often has to do with the landlord’s requirement to provide sufficient notice before entering the property.
- Security deposit issues. All too often, landlords withhold security deposits, citing problems that are just regular wear and tear – which should not be deducted from the security deposit or used against the tenant. Instead, only more significant repairs that fall outside the definition of normal wear and tear can rightfully be deducted from a tenant’s security deposit.
- Failure by landlords to disclose certain information. This can include information about refundable vs. non-refundable fees, damage to the property, environmental hazards, housing code violations, and safety equipment information in Florida.
- Breach of the terms of a commercial lease. Signing a lease means agreeing to perform or not perform specific actions. When a landlord overlooks their responsibilities according to a commercial lease, the tenant can suffer – and so can their business. There is too much at risk for a tenant not to seek legal advice in these matters.
Florida Commercial and Residential Tenant Disputes Lawyers
Any residential or commercial tenant who believes their landlord has violated their rights or failed to fulfill their duties as a landlord should reach out to a qualified tenant disputes lawyer who has experience building strong tenant defenses.
The Florida attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group provide every case the time and attention it deserves, thoroughly explain the legal issues involved to help clients make informed decisions.
Don’t hesitate to contact us whether you want a few questions answered by an expert in the field or are in the middle of a messy, overwhelming, and complex situation with your landlord.
Fenstersheib Law Group Locations: Our main office is located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and we have secondary Florida offices located in Hollywood, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, & Jacksonville.
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