Florida Law Governing Tenant Security Deposits

Under Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes, also known as Florida’s Landlord and Tenant Act, under certain circumstances, a Landlord may make a claim on the Tenant’s Security deposit.  But there are important procedural steps that both landlords and tenants should be familiar with regarding claims on security deposits.

Evictions-Can a Landlord in Florida have the Registry Rent Money Disbursed Prior to Obtaining an Eviction Judgment?

Florida law recognizes the importance of rental income, and as a result protects the right of the landlord to collect past due and unpaid rent even while a commercial eviction action remains pending against the tenant.

Is the Eviction Moratorium Constitutional

In connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), which included a 120-day prohibition of eviction proceedings for “covered property” (i.e., properties with federally-backed mortgages) was into law on Mach 27, 2020.

Evictions During Coronavirus

Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order Number 20-94 (Emergency Management – COVID -19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief) on April 2, 2020, suspending all non-payment rental evictions and mortgage foreclosures until May 17, 2020. Based on Section 3 of the Governor’s Executive Order, tenants are not relieved of their legal obligation to pay rent.

Self Storage Evictions

Self Storage Unit Evictions differ from run-of-the-mill residential evictions or commercial evictions in several key respects.

Chapter 83 Part III of the Florida Statutes governs evictions of renters from self storage units. Parts I and Part II of Chapter 83 govern commercial and residential tenancies, respectively.

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