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When A Tenant Breaks A Lease

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

In general, it is never a good idea to break a lease, either as a tenant or a landlord, but there are moments when there may be no other choice. Whether due to harassment, safety issues, or an obligation like being called up to the military, it is important that a tenant’s choosing to… Read More »

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My Tenant Won’t Leave!

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Both landlords and tenants have specific rights and responsibilities in Florida, clearly laid out in the relevant statute. This includes everything from paying rent on time to observing the beginning and end of the lease. If a tenant fails to leave after a lease has ended, this can lead to serious issues down the… Read More »

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Eviction vs Ejectment In Florida Real Estate

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Landlord-tenant relationships are fairly straightforward; a tenant rents space from a landlord, until they decide to leave and rent elsewhere. However, sometimes complications arise – either a tenant may refuse to leave, or someone with no claim at all to the property may wind up staying there. In this event, a landlord has options,… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Florida is home to many people with disabilities and other conditions where they might require a bit of extra help. Very often, this comes in the form of assistance animals – service dogs and emotional support animals (ESAs) of all kinds. However, too many people who are new to being disabled or in need… Read More »

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How Do I Handle A Squatter On My Property?

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

A significant minority of Florida properties are actually owned by people and corporations who are primarily based out of state. While in theory, there is nothing wrong with that, it can be problematic for the owner’s wallet, because it is not uncommon for squatters to move into vacant homes and try to assert their… Read More »

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Crucial Factors For Landlords In Florida Residential Evictions

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Eviction is a fact of life in Florida real estate law, as unpleasant as it can be for both the landlord and the tenant. Most landlords are not averse to giving a tenant a grace period or another kind of break, but eventually, the landlord’s own obligations prevent them from carrying the tenant any… Read More »

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Landlord & Tenant Rights And Responsibilities In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

In this day and age, more and more people are opting to rent their homes instead of buying them. Many Floridians prefer the flexibility of renting, while others feel obligated. Regardless of one’s motives for choosing to rent, it is always important to be aware of the rights and responsibilities of both landlord and… Read More »

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Issues After The Florida Eviction Moratorium

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

The eviction moratorium instituted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), intended to aid those experiencing difficulties in finance, was allowed to expire in August 2021, according to a per curiam (unsigned) opinion from the Supreme Court opinion issued late at night. Since then, some states have begun to institute their own eviction moratoria,… Read More »

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Unlawful Detainer Vs Eviction

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

Most people are familiar with the concept of eviction, either through personal experience or due to pop culture. However, sometimes the eviction process is not the right one to use with a person who may be somewhere they should not be. Florida law differentiates between tenants of property and non-tenants, and because of this,… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions: Residential Subletting In Florida

By Seward Law Office, P.A. |

It is very common for people to sublet their apartments for the summer or the winter (depending on location). However, just because this practice is legal in some places does not mean it is legal in others, and even if it is legal where you are, your individual lease may not allow it. It… Read More »

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