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Florida Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Constructive Evictions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A constructive eviction occurs when a landlord’s actions (or inactions) interfere with a tenant’s legal right to enjoy the use of property. If a tenant, either residential or commercial, can prove constructive eviction in court, then that tenant is legally entitled to terminate the lease and to seek damages in the form of financial… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Affirms $8.8 Million Award for Improperly Evicted Tenant

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When it comes to evicting tenants in Florida, landlords must always follow the proper legal procedures. This is especially important for commercial landlords as these type of cases carry a substantial amount of liability risk. Recently, a group of Florida landlords found this out the hard way. On December 7th, 2016, the state’s Fourth… Read More »

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My Tenant is Not Paying, What Can I Do?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A tenant’s failure to pay the rent can be a huge financial burden on a landlord. Beyond the costs, it can also be time consuming and extremely stressful. You likely want to rectify the issue immediately. After all, the terms of your lease were agreed upon ahead of time and now your tenant is… Read More »

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What Happens if My Commercial Tenant Files for Bankruptcy?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a commercial landlord, you may run into a situation where one of your tenants files for bankruptcy protection. This action could have major ramifications on your rights as a landlord. You need to know how to protect yourself, your business and your legal rights. If your commercial tenant has recently filed for bankruptcy… Read More »

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Evicting a Tenant for Unpaid Rent

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Tenants who do not pay rent can be extremely difficult to deal with. While a landlord may want to simply throw a non-paying tenant out, they do not have the legal right to do so. Instead, there are strict landlord-tenant laws in Florida with which landlords must comply to avoid legal liability and penalties…. Read More »

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Tenant Defenses in an Eviction Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When faced with eviction, many tenants believe that landlords hold all of the legal power and that they have few options other than to move out. However, a lease agreement sets out rights for both the landlord and the tenant, and Florida laws also have requirements for a valid eviction. Tenants should realize that… Read More »

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Evictions Under Florida Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

No landlord wants to initiate eviction processes against one of their residential tenants, but there are times when it is an unfortunate necessity. In these instances, it is important to understand the Florida law surrounding evictions. This law prescribes specific safeguards that landlords must adhere to with regard to evictions. Failure to take notice… Read More »

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