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Here, at Golden Key Law Group, PLLC, we have experience in reviewing and analyzing Florida’s landlord and tenant laws. In fact, our St. Petersburg eviction attorneys not only will we be able to provide you with in-depth assistance in reviewing the applicable statutes and your rental agreement, but we can also assist you in the event that your case has to go to court.
These types of actions can be highly stressful–and even more stressful when you do not understand the process. Please contact us today if you are facing a landlord and tenant issue in St. Petersburg, Florida and allow us to assist you. Your first consultation is free.
Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws
The laws governing landlord and tenant disputes are codified in Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes. And, this chapter is divided into three parts:
(i) nonresidential tenancies;
(ii) residential tenancies; and
(iii) self-service storage facilities.
Accordingly, when finding yourself in a landlord and tenant dispute, the first determination you must make is figuring out how the property at issue is to be classified under Florida law.
After this initial classification is made, and you figure out which part of Chapter 83 you belong into, the next point of focus will be on the rental agreement (i.e. the lease or contract) between the landlord/owner and the tenant.
From there, each parties’ rights, duties, and obligations will vary and can sometimes become very complex. Additionally, if you are unfortunate enough to have to participate in an actual eviction proceeding, there likely may be certain mandatory steps (known as “conditions precedent”) that you must take in order to ensure your rights are protected.