Florida Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Florida lease agreements must be followed in accordance with State laws (Residential | Commercial) and most importantly having any and all necessary disclosure forms attached (see below). There are a wide range of forms located below to match any type of landlord-tenant relationship such as commercial, standard residential (1-year), realtor versions, and for late rent (notice to quit).The landlord and tenant should review their General and Basic Duties.


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Use the Florida commercial lease agreement if you are the owner of retail, office, or industrial property and seeking a business tenant. As the applying business owner, the landlord will want to clarify any future changes you plan on making to the property with the landlord beforehand, as some will deny your right to alter the current property besides fixtures and other cosmetics. It is also recommended that the property owner ask the applying business tenant to complete a rental application so that a…

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The 3 day notice to quit may be used by a Florida landlord when notifying a tenant that they are late on their rent. The tenant, after receiving the notice, must make the decision of paying all back-payments or moving out within three (3) days. If the landlord sees the tenant is still on the property after the time period is over, they should file for an eviction (See instructions).

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If a tenant plans on staying in Florida for a short amount of time, or simply does know the amount of time they will be staying, then a month-to-month type of rental agreement may be the best choice. In this type of contract, the term ends every month, with the option for the tenant to re-lease the property with only fifteen (15) days notice. Typically, the landlord will require the applying tenant to complete a rental application to ensure that the possible tenant will (most…

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The Florida rental application is by far the most useful type of tenant reviewing tool you can find and allows a landlord to obtain the applying tenant’s criminal, credit, employment, and rental history. Thus, helping the property owner make a decision that will hopefully pay off in the long run (typically one (1) year). The landlord can tell if the tenant will be honest, trustworthy, and financially secure solely off of reviewing their credit score and verifying any references. To add…

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The Florida Residential Lease Agreement conforms to a traditional yearly agreement with incremental monthly payments following the Landlord-Tenant following all State laws (83.49). The landlord is encouraged to ask the applying tenant(s) to fill-out a rental application, which will give the landlord access to the individual’s credit, rental, criminal, and employment history. This is to ensure only the most trustworthy tenants, financially and background, are accepted to live in the property. The landlord may ask that the applying tenants pay for…

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In Florida, a sub-lease agreement allows the current tenant of a property (called the “sub-lessor”), to lease out the currently rented property to another individual (called the “sub-lessee”) in exchange for monthly rent. As the sub-lessor, it is recommended that you notify your landlord of any changes in the amount of people living at the property to ensure everyone is on the same page. The sub-lesser should also make use of a tool typically reserved for landlords, which is a…

DISCLOSURES

General Information (83.50) – All persons that are allowed on the property along with the owner(s) of the premises must be disclosed in the rental contract.

Fire (83.50) – *Only for rental units in building over three (3) stories, the landlord must furnish all residents with a fire protection plan (if any exist).

Radon (404.056) – All lease contracts must have the following disclosure:

“RADON GAS: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.”

Security Deposit (83.49) – *Only if a Security Deposit was collected, within thirty (30) days of the lease signing the landlord must give the tenant the following information about their funds;

-Banking Institution
-Interest or Non-Interest Account. If it is an interest account the percentage (%) must be stated.
This statement (89-43(3)) must be included in the agreement.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS

Security Deposit83.49

-Maximum: None.
-Returning to Tenant: The landlord has fifteen (15) days to return the deposit.

Access/Entry83.53

-Notice: Landlord must give the tenant at least twelve (12) hours notice before entering the property.