Rental Basics in Florida : Questions & Answers

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Marta M. Ros…, Real Estate Pro in Altamonte Springs, FL
Marta M. Rosario answered:
I'm a single mom with 2 boys and cannot afford more than $700/mo in rent. can I rent a 1bd apt here in Orlando, Fl?

You can google apartments for rent or you can go to grocery stores and get apartment booklets. The amount of rent it will depend on the are that you pick. You can always try t ... more
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Karlene Hunt, Real Estate Pro in Tamarac, FL
Karlene Hunt answered:
I'm looking to rent a 1 bed/bathroom in the Broward County area (Tamarac, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale). $950 or below. Any ideas?
Hi Tye,

That might be possible how soon are you looking to move, and what is your credit score - also are there any evictions?
You can reach me at 954-245-1789

Karlene Hunt
PALS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Tamarac
Cassandra M…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Cassandra M Bickel answered:
What is the difference between a lease and a month-to-month rental agreement?
Typically a lease is for a set price and time (For example $1000 a month for 12 months) and would require notice to move out and penalties for early cancellation to either party.

W ... more
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Ismael Gonza…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Ismael Gonzalez answered:
What is the rule for how many tenants can occupy a unit?
I can speak in reference to my particular market which is South Florida. There really is no specific rule to pre-determine the number of occupants in a unit. However, generally the pr ... more
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Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
Who is responsible for “normal wear and tear” and how is it defined?
Normal wear and tear is the liability of the landlord, but anything outside of "normal" is tenant responsibility. As for what is "normal", that is open to interpretation, but common sen ... more
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John Bourassa, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
John Bourassa answered:
What are the time limits for joint inspections and return of the security deposit at the time of move out?
Inspections are very important upon purchasing a property and I highly recommend that every prospective buyer has an inspection done on their selective property. Although many properti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Harbordale
Nicole Nicho…, Real Estate Pro in Davie, FL
Nicole Nicholson answered:
I have a double wide updated mobile home in Davie FL. Would like to rent to canadians for 6 months Do u handle this?
Which community is your mobile home located ?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in 33324
Melissa Mate…, Real Estate Pro in 32828
Melissa Matera Gerace answered:
We need a mortage broker.
I'd be more than happy to give you the names and numbers for a few brokers I've worked with. Please email me at
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in 34759
Ania Lenzhol…, Other/Just Looking in Miami, FL
Ania Lenzholzer answered:
Are pets generally allowed in apartment/condo rentals?

It depends on the rules of the condo association. Some do allow pets, others don't. Some allow smaller pets (less than 20 pounds), but no bigger breeds.

So, yes, a pet does ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Coconut Grove
Danielle Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Danielle Sharp answered:
In Florida is a Rental Listing Agreement w/Broker valid & enforceable if it does NOT contain an end date and Cancellation Clause?
Legal questions must be directed to attorneys
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Rental Basics in 34698
Jacob Edri, Real Estate Pro in 33441
Jacob Edri answered:
My bofriend and I are looking to rent a 2br/any bath in the Tamarac or Margate area ranging between $850-$900, any suggestions?
Hey Tania,

I would be more than happy to help you out

I have A few listings in the area

if I can be of any help to your family please don't hesitate to call me at anytime

... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Tamarac
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
Who owns property on 8519 trout ave Palm Bay?
The current owner of record is:
Branch Banking and Trust Company
301 College Street
6th Floor
Greenville, SC 29601
Please let me know if you have any further questions or would be ... more
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John Bennett, Real Estate Pro in 34788
John Bennett answered:
I have a rental property in Lake county Florida. Lease has now expired. Is there a maximum I can legally raise rent by?
Yes you can - that is unless you are Scottish or English.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rental Basics in Tavares
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
i just got a new job 2 months ago and i need to rent a 2 or 3 bedroom, how long must i work before i can rent?
Are you asking how long for verification purposes or how long will it take you to put the money together?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Miami
Karen Donovan, Real Estate Pro in 11801
Karen Donovan answered:
what documentation does a new landlord need to give an existing tenant?
In addition to a copy of the fully executed lease, the landlord must provide a lead paint disclosure & booklet.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Largo
Alin Zdroba, Real Estate Pro in Hollywood, FL
Alin Zdroba answered:
I need to rent an apartment with 2BD, but I don´t have social security number, how can I rent? Can I rent with passport?
You do not need a social security number to rent a place. A passport is sufficient. You do however need to have a valid (current) visa in your passport for the vast majority of places. ... more
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Bob Emerick,…, Real Estate Pro in Bay Pines, FL
Bob Emerick, Broker Associate answered:
Can the rental mgmt change the way something is billed which may increase the rent after a signed lease?
The Lease Agreement wording should answer your question.

For example, rent might include cable service....or total monthly payment may be base rent plus the cost of cable.. If cable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Clearwater
Lynne Kosofs…, Real Estate Pro in Ormond Beach, FL
Lynne Kosofsky Moore answered:
What do you do when a tenant does not leave with a 30 Days notice?
you have to put a 3 day notice on the door ( within 3 business days) to get out if his lease has expired. if he doesnt ...check you government agency and start eviction proceedings. Ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 5, 2013 Rental Basics in Bostroms
Meir Aloni, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Meir Aloni answered:
How do you write an eviction notice to a tenant?
You hire a pro to help if you are not familiar with the process.

I don't think that this is the place to talk law or that the Realtors here are to give legal advice:(

In Broward c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Rental Basics in Fort Lauderdale
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