LANDLORD AND TENANT DISPUTE LAWYER
Cape Coral Landlord and Tenant Attorney Scott Morris puts his experience as a Landlord Tenant Dispute and Real Estate Law Lawyer to work for those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County, and throughout Southwest Florida.
Call 239.772.1635 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Scott Morris about your legal rights, options and goals involving a Landlord Tenant Dispute or other Real Estate Law issues or disputes.
The law has statutes which covers landlord, tenant issues, which define the rights of both the landlord and the tenant (renter) in apartments, residential homes, and business establishments. Additionally, there are provisions in the law that covers landlords and tenants in a mobile home and mobile home park.
Both the landlord and tenant have duties under the law, which are part of an oral or written agreement. While it is well advised that any agreement be put in writing in the form of a rental agreement, some oral rental agreements may stand up in court in the event of a landlord tenant dispute.
We can help both landlords and tenants in drafting and reviewing rental agreements, as well as representing landlords or tenants in disputes relating to the property, non-compliance with the duties and responsibilities as a landlord or tenant, and situations relating to evictions. Many times we are able to assist in landlord tenant disputes in a manner which does not burn bridges for either party.
Having the rental agreement in writing is by far the best protection against being involved in arbitrary landlord tenant legal disputes. By law, the general duties of the tenant and landlord include:
- Must keep the apartment clean;
- Must manage and dispose of garbage and waste using the proper containers;
- Must utilize all electrical & plumbing fixtures properly;
- Must ensure when they use any appliances provided by the landlord, that it is with due care and according to the intended use of the appliance;
- Follow local housing, health and safety rules;
- Must ensure as tenants they, as well as their guests, not damage the landlord's property or disturb neighbors;
- Promptly notify the landlord when something needs to be fixed.
- Must adhere to all health and safety laws and regulations;
- Must promptly make all repairs in order to maintain the property in good condition;
- Must ensure all common areas are safe, clean, and in good repair;
- Must ensure all electrical, plumbing, heating and air systems, and provided appliances are up to code and in good working order;
- When there are four or more rental units, must ensure appropriate garbage cans and containers are provided;
- Supply running water and enough hot water and heat at all times, unless there are separate heat or hot water units for each dwelling unit and the utility fees for the heat and hot water are paid directly by the tenant to a public utility company;
- Provide a minimum of 24 hours notice to a tenant before intending to enter their dwelling, as well as the specific reason for the need to enter the dwelling. The suggested entering of the dwelling must also be at a reasonable hour. The exception is if there is a viable emergency relating to the material condition of the property. The landlord also had a lawful duty not to abuse their right to enter the property.
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If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to a landlord tenant dispute or other real estate law needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive landlord tenant dispute attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County, and throughout Southwest Florida.
Call 239.772.1635 to discuss your legal rights, options, and needs.