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Basics of Florida residential leases

A home lease is important to many families which is why it is important to understand how residential leases work in Florida. There are laws and protections associated with residential leasing in Florida that renters should be familiar with.

State laws in Florida provide important protections related to security deposits, the return of security deposits and other provisions that may be included in a lease. There are requirements for how a landlord holds a security deposit and the property owner has 30 days to provide notice to the tenant as to how the security deposit is being held. The landlord also has 15 days to return the security deposit to the renter after the renter vacates the property.

There are many important lease terms that should be included in any lease. The length of the lease term is important for the parties to pay close attention to and understand. Simply paying rent does not create a lease term and there are several complexities that can be associated with payment of rent and tenants that hold over following a lease. These are all important considerations for tenants and landlords in Florida to be familiar with.

Additionally, there are certain prohibitions against discrimination related to housing that the landlord should ensure they abide by and renters should ensure they are aware of. It is important for renters in Florida, and any party to a residential lease, to be familiar with the requirements associated with a lease for it to be enforceable and provide important protections for the parties.

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