Knowing Your Legal Rights as a Florida Tenant Can Prevent Wrongful Evictions
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the American economy for an entire year. Landlords and tenants alike are facing huge financial challenges that are unlikely to be seen again in our lifetime. Unfortunately, the strain has led some Florida landlords to try to get around eviction moratoriums and force tenants out of their homes unlawfully.
It is absolutely critical that tenants know their rights under Florida law and federal emergency eviction rules in order to protect themselves from being a victim of unlawful eviction attempts. All the legal protections in the world will not keep your family safe in your home if you do not know what your legal rights as a tenant are – how to enforce them.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has provided a website with helpful information about basic issues tenants face when renting a home. This includes information about documents and notices that must be inwriting, legal requirements regarding deposits and rent payments, and your landlord’s responsibilities to keep the premises in a habitable condition. These are areas of Florida landlord-tenant law that apply at all times.
There are also, of course, special legal protections that apply during the housing emergency created by COVID-19. These rules and protections have been changing rapidly, so it is important for tenants to talk with an attorney about the protections that can help keep them in their homes.
Consult with Our Eviction Lawyers in Casselberry and Oviedo
The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction attorneys at Quattrochi and Torres are here to answer all your questions about your legal rights as a tenant. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. The sooner you get help, the better options you will have for keeping your family safe at home and protected from the spread of COVID-19.