Florida Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF

Florida lease agreements are binding contracts between a landlord and tenant seeking to rent a property. The tenant will commonly be asked to verify their income and employment through a rental application and afterward a lease will be written and signed. At lease signing, the tenant will be required to pay a security deposit and first (1st) month’s rent.

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Florida Lease Agreements

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The Florida Residential Lease Agreement is a rental contract that conforms to a traditional yearly agreement with a monthly payment system. 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 are accepted to live on the property. It is important that both parties fully comprehend the consequences of each provision laid…

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The Florida month-to-month lease agreement is a document that is employed by landlords and tenants who are looking for a temporary agreement. This document, also called an at-will agreement, is one that renews each month with the payment of rent and has no defined end-date. This enables either party to terminate with a shorter notice period and not inconvenience the other. Despite the more temporary nature of the agreement, it is still recommended that landlords screen their applicants with a rental…

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The Florida rental application is a useful tool a landlord can use to obtain a potential tenant’s criminal, credit, employment, and rental history. This information is crucial as it enables the owner to get an impression of their tenant’s character thus protecting their property and reducing the potential for future eviction proceedings. It is within the landlord’s rights to charge the tenant for any processing fees associated with the background checks. Negotiations regarding renting the property can proceed once the landlord…

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A Florida commercial lease agreement is a contract between an owner of retail, office, or industrial property and a business tenant. The document will describe the length of the term, the purpose of the space, who will be responsible for utilities, and all other conditions to renting that the tenant must obey. It is recommended that the property owner ask the applying business tenant to complete a rental application to gain a realistic picture of the possible tenant’s credit and financial…

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The Florida 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. The tenant will still be required to pay the balance…

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The Florida Sublease Agreement allows the current tenant of a rental property to lease out a portion or all of the residence to a sublessee in exchange for monthly rent. The master tenant will still bear the entirety of the responsibility with regard to the property maintenance and rental payments to the landlord. It is wise to screen sublessees with a rental application for this reason. Befallow. ore a tenant commits to a sublessee, they should check in with their landlord…

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STATE 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) – 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 (§ 83.49(2)(d)) must be included in the agreement.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

Maximum – There is no statute that defines a maximum that a landlord may charge as a security deposit. That said, it is common practice that it be one to two months’ rent.

Returning to Tenant (§ 83.49(3)(a)) –The landlord has fifteen (15) days to return the deposit and any accrued interest following lease termination.

LANDLORD’S ACCESS/ENTRY

The landlord must give the tenant at least twelve (12) hours’ notice before entering the property (§ 83.53).

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