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How to Create Proper Security Deposit Procedures

Landlords must properly and timely handle security deposits in Florida. Otherwise, the landlord could lose any security deposit the tenant deposits for the faithful performance of the lease and potentially be sued by the tenant for improper or untimely claims. To be successful in this area of rental business, the landlord must create proper and […]

SECURITY DEPOSITS: LANDLORD’S INTEREST, TENANT’S OBJECTION AND MANAGER’S DISBURSEMENT

This author addresses two points in this article. First, a recent Florida case acknowledges that landlords have a legal interest in security deposits held under a property management agreement and that misuse of the deposit is actionable by the landlord against the broker. Second, the implications of this decision support this author’s opinion that real […]

Security Deposit Claims: Dos and Don’ts

Security deposit disputes are one of the most common contentions and issues in landlord-tenant relationships and law. Most state statutes prescribe procedures for the landlord holding and claiming a security deposit and for the tenant to object to the landlord’s claim. Florida does the same. These security deposit statutes are designed to expedite and resolve […]