When a home is purchased or a rental unit is vacated, the past occupants may leave behind personal property on occasion. So how long must the new owner, tenant or landlord wait before keeping or disposing of the left-behind possessions? Continue reading When Can I Dispose of Personal Property Left By a Past Tenant or Owner?
Most states treat a mobile home as personal property, not real estate. The land must be treated separately from the mobile home itself.
Given that, to sell a mobile home using seller-financing, two different documents must be prepared to handle the two sides of such a transaction: a Personal Property Lease for the mobile home, and a Land Contract for the ground on which it sits. Continue reading What Documents Seller-Finance a Mobile Home Property Sale?
Generally, a written lease contains the agreed upon terms between the parties.
One party to a valid written lease is not permitted to unilaterally change those written terms. Continue reading Can the Landlord Change the Rent Payment Due Date in the Middle of the Lease?
Standard Legal’s Lease Agreements comply with Florida law.
In 2012, under a ruling called Chapter 475, the Florida Supreme Court issued model lease agreements for residential apartments, condominiums and single family homes. There were no such model forms for commercial leases. Continue reading Are Standard Legal’s Lease Agreement Documents Approved by the Florida Court?
If a tenant has been evicted legally and has removed (or been given access to remove) all personal property, there is no reason for the tenant to re-enter the property again; to do so is trespassing by the evicted tenant. Continue reading If a Tenant Has Been Evicted, Can the Lease Demand a Person Not Enter the Property Again?
An apartment or home rental contract is just that: a contract. The language within any contract can be negotiated to agreement by both parties, the tenant and the landlord. Continue reading Can a Landlord Make a Tenant Responsible to Pay for Certain Repairs?
In most cases, and depending upon the language used in the lease, the death of the lessor would not cause the lease to be terminated. Continue reading If My Landlord Dies and a New Owner Takes Over, Is My Lease Terminated?
There is no interest due to the tenant on a security deposit held by landlord during the term of a lease — unless such a line item has been specified within the lease agreement and agreed to by the signature of both parties.
To have an enforceable contract, consideration must be exchanged by the parties; consideration usually takes the form of money, even $1.
Other things could act as consideration, too. Continue reading Is a Lease Agreement Enforceable if No Rent Payment is Made Due?
If a lease is signed with a management company, and if the management company no longer has authority to manage the property, an argument could be made that the lease is no longer effective. Continue reading If a Management Company is Fired by a Landlord and My Lease is with the Management Company, is the Lease Terminated?