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Guilherme Fe…, Renter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Guilherme Feitoza asked:
Problem getting deposit back I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida and we were renting a apartment till May 31st. Before leaving I did contact my landlord 30 days prior of moving out. It's been 35 days and landlord…
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Zhbutt, Home Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Zhbutt answered:
Please help ! I need an attorney that is exceptional on the Florida Landlord-Tenant law.
Charles L Simon is highly professional and understands the tenant owner law exceptionally well. My opinion.
I used him on three evictions. Superb Job. He is on google.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 27, 2016 Rental Basics in 33323
Kate Stout, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kate Stout answered:
Can I list my property for rent on Trulia by owner?
May I ask why you want to rent it by owner? Do you have a plan in place to make sure the prospective tenants have good credit as well as do background and financial checks? Are you alwa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 11, 2016 Rental Basics in 33305
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
NEED HELP! NEED REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY ASAP
That is a really scary position to be in. I would recommend calling a real estate attorney and then call the landlord and see if you can work anything out. They shouldn't just turn off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Rental Basics in 33323
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Can a landlord sue us for leaving a mess in a foreclosure after threatening to shut our water off?
Hi Savannah

Thanks for your question and regret the problem you have.

Its likely you will land up suing each other, so consult an attorney.

The Challenge is that you moved out ... more
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Marlix Turner, Real Estate Pro in Weston, FL
Marlix Turner answered:
Buen vecindario para dos mujeres solas.
Depende que donde quiere vivir!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Brandon Pieg…, Real Estate Pro in Sunrise, FL
Brandon Piegari answered:
what can i do to get someone to rent to me if i have an eviction on my record?
Having an eviction is not the end of the world, if your agent knows how to approach that issue. There are a few things I need to know about the circumstances before i know if I have the ... more
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John Bourassa,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
John Bourassa answered:
Who is responsible for “normal wear and tear” and how is it defined?
Keith is right: "normal wear and tear" can have many interpretations and sometimes can go to arbitration for definition: I once had a tenant who would shut all water faucets overly tigh ... more
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Chad Gray, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chad Gray answered:
What are the time limits for joint inspections and return of the security deposit at the time of move out?
Trulia Fort Lauderdale,

Your best bet is to read your contract, or contact an attorney whom you trust.

Best of luck with your joint inspection.

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Li ... more
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Chad Gray, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chad Gray answered:
When searching for apartments what are some things to note about the potential landlord?
Trulia,

Here's a great article on Zillow that you might find helpful:

The Landlord Code of Ethics
http://www.zillowblog.com/pro/2012-11-14/the-landlord-code-of-ethics/

Chad G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in Lake Worth, FL
Nadine Mauro answered:
How do you write an eviction notice to a tenant?
Hi,

Contact a good real estate attorney, and ask them to handle the proceedings for you.

Nadine Mauro
Highlight Realty
561-414-0864
NadineSellsHouses@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Yvonne Biede…,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Yvonne Biederman answered:
Can i receive my prorated rent and deposit back?
This all depends on the type of person the landlord or property manager is and how your lease is worded. Most likely there will be a monetary penalty- I would think the deposit at a min ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Andre Shambl…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Andre Shambley answered:
What are the consequences for the removal of a tenant's belongings without an eviction notice?
I highly recommend you consult w/ a real estate attorney and/or review Florida landlord tenant act. Despite what may seem to be the logical action to take both landlords and tenants hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Meir Aloni, Real Estate Pro in Plantation, FL
Meir Aloni answered:
When is the most affordable time to rent in SoFla? I'm looking in East Fort Lauderdale.
Off season( i.e Summer time)

Have fun under the Sun (with protection, of course)


With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certifi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Meir Aloni, Real Estate Pro in Plantation, FL
Meir Aloni answered:
When property is rented in Florida, who pays property taxes?
In Broward county (on residential properties) the owner pays property taxes

With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Nilsa M. Mai…,  in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nilsa M. Maisonet, PA. SFR answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Hi,

Most important: check to see if there is a Lis Pendens on the property. Many times, owners will be in the foreclosure process and not disclose this to prospective tenants. The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 12, 2012 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Barbara B. R…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland Park, FL
Barbara B. Ruge answered:
How soon should I start looking for an apartment to rent? I am looking at a October 1st lease start date for a long-term lease (6 months to a year).
Hello, Kathryn, Definitely plan a trip down in August. The rental market is heated up. You need some time to get your bearings for the area and comparison shop. If you contact me in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 23, 2011 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Mark LeMenag…, Real Estate Pro in Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Mark LeMenager answered:
Is a lease written in the state of FL legal if it specifies longer than 12 months; and is this also true in cases when a realtor is not involved such?
Hi Nancy,

Rather clearly it does matter what state you are in. In Florida, a lease of less than 6 months is considered to be the same as a hotel stay and is subject to hotel tax. A ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jun 4, 2010 Rental Basics in 33308
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert Greenblatt answered:
What is the deal with renting to own? I saw this ad: http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/apa/1386781349.html and I'm wondering if it is a scam or
Rent-to-Own homes are becoming more common as the market bottoms out. Every deal is different, however most require some form of down payment and a rental payment every month. Sometim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
Fred Griffin,  in Tallahassee, FL
Fred Griffin answered:
I recently put in an offer on a Single Family Home that is divided into three units In Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Good morning, Magagne

What are the rights of the renters in this situation?

It depends entirely on whatever is Written in the Lease.

If there is no Written Lease, they are tena ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2009 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
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