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?
Some leases contain language allowing the option for the landlord to alter certain terms during the lease with proper notice.
The lease document itself must be reviewed carefully for the existence of such language. Continue reading Can Our Landlord Make the Apartment Non-Smoking During the Middle of the Lease?
Usually, a lease contract is written with ‘joint and several’ responsibility for the payment of the rent. That means each tenant is responsible for the full amount of the rent due, not just his or her ‘part’. Continue reading If I Have Roommates and One is Not Paying His Part of the Rent, Can I Get Him Off the Lease?