At J&J Legal, we protect the assets of owners and property managers when property management issues arise. For the owners and/or managers of commercial property and multiple dwelling buildings, property management is often time-consuming and complex. Sometimes professional legal representation is required to solve your property management problem. Some of the property management legal issues we assist clients with include lease negotiation, drafting and review, evictions and damages claims, and security deposit claims. We also provide background check services to screen prospective tenants.
Lease and rental agreements are governed by state law. In Florida, various statutes proscribe parameters for the return of security deposits and limit discrimination by landlords. While there is no statutory limit on the amount of a security deposit, Florida law prohibits the same types of discrimination set forth in the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or religion. To ensure compliance with state and federal laws, owners and managers can turn to J&J Legal for assistance with:
- Drafting and reviewing policies and procedures related to the property
- Drafting leases and rental agreements
- Rental Collection
- Initiating non-payment proceedings
- Insurance issues
Landlords must follow strict laws when it comes to security deposits, notices, and legal actions, including eviction and ejectment. Our experienced attorneys help landlords, owners, and property managers avoid potential liability and deal with problematic tenants. Because Florida law provides attorney’s fees and court costs to the prevailing party in a number of landlord-tenant actions, seeking legal advice for your property management issue protects your business interest and your assets.
Contact J&J Legal today to discuss your property management issues or to schedule an appointment.