Hollywood landlord/tenant disputes can occur, despite legal lease agreements which outline legal obligations. To rent a house, apartment, condo, or another home in Florida, both the landlord and tenant usually sign a lease, which outlines the rules and agreements for each party. Even with this document in place, disputes can arise. When they do, it’s important to consult with a Hollywood landlord tenant dispute attorney to safeguard your rights.Common Reasons for Landlord Tenant Disputes
Disputes can occur for many reasons, but most happen because of:
- Property damage
- Uninhabitable premises
- Nonpayment of rent
- Injury on the premises
Many disputes between a landlord and tenant can be resolved without a legal claim, but with arbitration and negotiation. Nevertheless, it may be a good idea to consult an attorney. The laws surrounding leases are complex and an attorney can help you negotiate.
A common issue in Hollywood, for example, occurs if property has been damaged. Florida’s landlords must meet the requirements of “implied warranty of habitability,” which requires landlords to resolve property damage and maintenance issues in a timely fashion and gives tenants the right to withhold rent if landlords fail to do so.
A problem can arise if a landlord does not repair leaky pipes, mold, lack of heat, lead exposure, asbestos, leaky roofs, damaged ceilings or floors, broken windows, and other issues. In some cases, a landlord will object when a tenant withholds rent or may claim the tenant is responsible for the property damage, meaning they may be evicted under Florida law.
A very common reason for contacting a Hollywood landlord tenant disputes attorney is eviction. A landlord may seek to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent or for property damage, or a tenant may argue that the landlord failed to give three-day notice, as required by Florida law, or failed to meet other obligations.Contact Flaxman Law Group for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, if you have faced losses over a rental property, you may want to consult with an attorney to find out what your options are. You may have a legal claim or may need an attorney’s representation. In some cases, a Hollywood landlord tenant disputes lawyer can help you avoid litigation.
Our team has more than sixty years of combined experience and we have helped thousands of tenants and plaintiffs who have suffered losses. Our principal, Charles Flaxman, worked for ten years in the insurance industry before dedicating himself to the law. He has helped many tenants and landlords in disputes, including one $3.8 million settlement for a near-drowning. Steven Flaxman has extensive experience with personal injury and property damage cases and our entire legal staff is known for their courteous, caring attention to each person who walks through our doors.
Flaxman Law Group has offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami to serve the entire South Florida area. If you are a landlord or tenant in a dispute, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with a Hollywood landlord tenant disputes attorney. We speak both English and Spanish.