Landlord's Rights

Posted On: November 29th, 2016

It is important to understand that a landlord has rights as a property owner. He or she has the right to serve the tenant with a notice if the rent is not paid in a timely manner, or if the provisions in the lease agreement are breached by the tenant.

In addition to the obligations imposed on the tenant by the lease agreement, according to Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes, the following obligations are also imposed on the tenant:

  • Comply with all building, housing and health codes.
  • Keep the dwelling clean and sanitary.
  • Remove garbage from the dwelling in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • Keep plumbing fixtures clean, sanitary, and in repair.
  • Not destroy, deface, damage, impair, or remove any part of the premises or property belonging to the landlord, nor permit any person to do so.
  • Conduct him/herself, and require other persons on the premises with his/her consent, to conduct themselves in a manner that does not unreasonably disturb the tenant's neighbors or constitute a breach of the peace.
  • Use and operate in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators.

For more information about your rights as a landlord and what do to do if your tenant has not paid the rent or if your tenant is not complying with the obligations imposed on the tenant by the lease agreement or by Florida law, contact the Law Office of Jay L. Fabrikant P.A. today!

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