Why Florida Landlords Should Think Twice Before Rejecting Tenants With Criminal Records

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Why Florida Landlords Should Think Twice Before Rejecting Tenants With Criminal Records Recently, the owner of a multi-family property in Queens, NY agreed to pay over one million dollars to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of tenant applicants denied because of their criminal records. The defendant landlord and property manager had a policy of… Continue reading Why Florida Landlords Should Think Twice Before Rejecting Tenants With Criminal Records

Why Tenant Security Deposits Are A Minefield For Florida Landlords By Charles P. Castellon, Esq.

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Why Tenant Security Deposits Are A Minefield For Florida Landlords By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All Florida landlords should read and understand the state’s landlord-tenant laws found in Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes.  A part of the law that contains pitfalls and has historically caused problems for investors is 83.49.  This subsection covers tenant… Continue reading Why Tenant Security Deposits Are A Minefield For Florida Landlords By Charles P. Castellon, Esq.

Solutions for Landlords in the Time of Covid-19

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Solutions for Landlords in the Time of Covid-19 The Crisis The Covid-19 pandemic will continue to cause distress in commercial and residential real estate markets. The crisis has caused a sharp increase in tenant defaults, a growing national “rent strike” movement. There are also business closures, and unemployment, among other sudden impacts. Read more to… Continue reading Solutions for Landlords in the Time of Covid-19

Assistance Animals And Tenants – What Landlords Need To Know

By Charles P. Castellon, Esq. All rights reserved, 2017 ® Assistance Animals And Tenants Assistance Animals And Tenants – What Landlords Need To Know A hot and dangerous legal topic for landlords is the issue of service animals.  This subject lies at the intersection of three federal statutes—the Fair Housing Act (“the Act”); Section 504… Continue reading Assistance Animals And Tenants – What Landlords Need To Know