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Breach of Landlord Rules

Breach of Landlord Rules in Florida: What Tenants and Landlords Need to Know

Landlord’s rules are guidelines that a landlord sets for tenants to ensure their safety, protect the property, and maintain a peaceful living environment. For landlords, these rules ensure their investment is protected. For tenants, rules create clear expectations.

Unfortunately, while rules are intended to clarify each party’s obligations, they can sometimes lead to disagreements. If this happens to you, you can call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online for a consultation with a landlord-tenant dispute attorney.

Our family law firm is deeply committed to helping landlords and tenants resolve disputes. Charles Flaxman, our firm’s founder, is chairman of the board of the organization responsible for his local neighborhood police patrol. He spearheaded this effort after years of work to put the expense for the organization onto the homeowners’ property tax bill. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience.

What Are Landlord Rules?

These are rules typically outlined in the lease agreement or tenant handbook. Landlords need to make sure these rules are legal and clear. Tenants have an obligation to read over the rules and make sure they understand. If a lease agreement is signed, both parties agree to play by the rules. Common landlord rules in Florida can put limits on:

  • Noise levels
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Guests
  • Parking
  • Subleasing and short-term rentals
  • Any activities that may disturb the neighbors or cause damage to the property
What Happens if You’re a Tenant and You Breach the Rules?

If you violate your lease agreement, your landlord has the right to take action against you. Depending on the severity of the violation, the landlord may issue a warning or notice to cure, terminate the lease agreement, or even file an eviction lawsuit.

If you have breached the landlord's rules, the first step is to address the situation and try to resolve the issue with your landlord. Communicate openly and honestly about the situation and take responsibility for your actions. If possible, offer to make repairs or pay for damages or other costs incurred due to your breach.

If your landlord decides to pursue legal action against you, you should speak to a landlord-tenant dispute attorney right away. An experienced attorney can provide guidance on the best course of action. They may be able to negotiate with your landlord on your behalf or represent you in court if necessary.

What Happens if You’re a Florida Landlord Dealing With a Breach of Rules?

If you own rental properties and one of your tenants violates the lease agreement by having pets or by taking another action that is not allowed, you will first want to gather any documentation or evidence you can. You may wish to communicate with your tenant and put into motion the penalties outlined in your lease agreement.

It’s important to keep in mind that breach of landlord rules in Florida often lead to disputes. Your tenant may even choose to take legal action to stay in the rental. For these reasons, it’s useful to speak to a landlord-tenant dispute lawyer. An attorney can help you understand your rights and can even help you and your tenant negotiate.

If you’re facing a tenant who’s not following the rules, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. Our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood can arrange a no obligation consultation with a Florida landlord-tenant dispute attorney.

Flaxman Law Group is a family law firm, with a father-son attorney team. We work with all communities across South Florida and speak Spanish, too. Our attorneys make their cell phone numbers available to every client, so you’ll always have 24/7 access to your attorney. Our team is family, and we treat our clients with care and compassion.

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