CENTRAL FL-ORLANDO LITIGATION LAWYERS RESOLVING LANDLORD-TENANT DISPUTES
Owning and leasing rental property in Central Florida can be a lucrative business as long as you have reliable tenants. Statistically, however, if you enter enough rental agreements, you will eventually come across a tenant who is unwilling or unable to pay his or her rent. If you can't come to an agreement and your tenants won't leave on their own, you will have little choice but to petition the county courts for eviction. The Orlando Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath represent real estate owners in their disputes with tenants who have violated their leases. Our real estate litigation attorneys are well versed in Florida's landlord-tenant laws and have experience with difficult evictions.
Your Rights and the Tenant's Rights
If you are a landlord in the state of Florida, you are probably already aware that Florida law affords certain rights to your tenants. For instance, you must respect the privacy of your tenants, making visits only for emergency repairs and scheduled inspections. In addition, the state will not let you remove a delinquent tenant without due process. That's why it's so important to prescreen your prospective tenants before allowing them to sign a lease and move onto the property. At the Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A. we advise our clients on how to establish procedures and policies that will protect them against interruptions in their rental revenues.
Tenant Eviction Attorneys in Central FL
The eviction process begins with the landlord serving the tenant a three-day notice in writing or a seven-day notice of his or her intent to seek a judicial eviction. If the tenant is delinquent in his or her rental payments, he or she has three days to bring the account current. For all other breaches, the tenant has seven days to cure the breach. The type of notification will be dictated by the grounds for the eviction. At the Orlando Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A., our attorneys handle all phases of tenant negotiations and evictions. In many instances, it only requires a strongly worded letter from an experienced real estate attorney to gain compliance from a noncompliant tenant, but when you do need to proceed with an eviction, our lawyers will ensure that the process is handled professionally and expeditiously.
Orlando, FL Lawyers With Three Decades of Real Estate Law Experience
Our attorneys each have over three decades of experience in Florida real estate law and settling landlord-tenant disputes. The Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A. offers unparalleled service to Orlando area landlords, real estate owners, and property managers. We represent clients in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, Polk Counties, the City of Orlando, and throughout the state of Florida. To schedule an appointment at our Orlando office, contact us at (407) 872-7010.