Landlord Tenant Attorney

Commercial & Residential Landlord Tenant Law

Does your Real Estate Attorney assist Tenants, or just landlords?

We are one of very few real estate law firms that represent commercial and residential tenants in the Tampa bay area. Although most of our clients' problems have to do with maintenance (or lack thereof), we have seen every kind of landlord/tenant dispute you can imagine. For tenants, the most common calls and inquiries we receive every day are either for maintenance issues or unreturned deposits.


Non-refunded deposits and code violations result in common disputes in landlord/tenant law in Florida. Did your landlord keep your deposit for repairs for which you are not obligated to pay? You are not obligated to pay your landlord for nominal wear and tear to the rental property. Does your landlord refuse to maintain the property to proper standards? Did your landlord give you the proper notice required under Florida law regarding your security deposit? Florida Law provides that court costs and attorney fees be paid to the prevailing party in several instances. If you have a dispute with your landlord you should seek legal advice to learn what your legal rights are. For tenants, we handle every type of case imaginable:


- Maintenance Disputes

- Deposit Disputes

- Code Enforcement Issues & Disputes

- Association Harassment & Disputes

- Landlord Harassment & Disputes

- Unreasonable landlord Disputes

- Lease Agreement Review & Analysis

- Claims of non-compliance by landlord

- Evictions

- Illegal Detainers

- Roommate disputes


 If you have a dispute with your landlord or tenant you should call our office to obtain a quote from a Real Estate Attorney and learn what your legal rights are.

What can a Real Estate Attorney do for Landlords?

Whether you are a business or an individual, if you are operating as a landlord, it is imperative that you have a working relationship with an attorney.  Florida Law is very complex when it comes to Landlord/Tenant issues. Landlords must follow strict laws when it comes to security deposits, notices and legal actions, including evictions. A savvy landlord always has a real estate attorney on hand, in case any issues should arise with a tenant. If you are a landlord, you should seek legal advice about your lease, potential liabilities and courses of action for problematic tenants as soon as they arise. Florida law provides for attorney's fees and court costs to the prevailing party in most landlord/tenant actions, so you have a financial incentive to seek legal representation. There are four main reasons why landlords consult with a Real Estate Attorney: 


- Drafting of Lease Agreements  

- Tenant Non-compliance

- Delinquent Rent and 

- Evictions