State Rental Laws: Florida

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Each State has its own version of laws relating to residential rentals. The diagram below shows Federal laws are the foundation and take precedence. This lesson covers the State legislation.

This lesson summarizes some key landlord-tenant laws applicable to residential rental units. Landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county. You have a responsibility to perform your own research and cautiously apply the laws to your unique situation.  If you have a legal question or concern, you should contact a licensed attorney referral service that is operated by the state bar association. This lesson is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice.

Laws applicable to rentals
State Laws

Landlord and Tenant legislation – Wisconsin

Here are an excellent explanation of the Florida Rights and Duties of Tenants and Landlords:

Consumer Pamphlet: Rights and Duties of Tenants and Landlords

 

 

LANDLORD AND TENANT – Links to the Legislation

The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 83
LANDLORD AND TENANT
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PART II

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES

83.40

Short title.

83.41

Application.

83.42

Exclusions from application of part.

83.43

Definitions.

83.44

Obligation of good faith.

83.45

Unconscionable rental agreement or provision.

83.46

Rent; duration of tenancies.

83.47

Prohibited provisions in rental agreements.

83.48

Attorney fees.

83.49

Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant.

83.50

Disclosure of landlord’s address.

83.51

Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises.

83.52

Tenant’s obligation to maintain dwelling unit.

83.53

Landlord’s access to dwelling unit.

83.535

Flotation bedding system; restrictions on use.

83.54

Enforcement of rights and duties; civil action; criminal offenses.

83.55

Right of action for damages.

83.56

Termination of rental agreement.

83.561

Termination of rental agreement upon foreclosure.

83.57

Termination of tenancy without specific term.

83.575

Termination of tenancy with specific duration.

83.58

Remedies; tenant holding over.

83.59

Right of action for possession.

83.595

Choice of remedies upon breach or early termination by tenant.

83.60

Defenses to action for rent or possession; procedure.

83.61

Disbursement of funds in registry of court; prompt final hearing.

83.62

Restoration of possession to landlord.

83.625

Power to award possession and enter money judgment.

83.63

Casualty damage.

83.64

Retaliatory conduct.

83.67

Prohibited practices.

83.681

Orders to enjoin violations of this part.

83.682

Termination of rental agreement by a servicemember.

83.683

Rental application by a servicemember.
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