Association of Realtors Agreement - Standard Residential Agreement, approved by the Florida Association of Realtors. A landlord has the option of collecting various deposits as well as some rents in advance. You should be careful if you pay in advance unless you have decided to move to the unit. A tenant who pays in advance, but then decides not to occupy the unit, CANNOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY refund. The lease should indicate whether the money paid in advance is not refundable. Florida law provides that a military member can terminate his lease under certain conditions. If a person pays rent to live in a house, apartment, condo or mobile home, the tenant becomes a tenant subject to Florida law. It doesn`t matter if the payment is made weekly, monthly or at other regular times. It does not matter whether the apartment, house, condominium or mobile home is rented by an individual, a company or most units of the State. In return for these rights, it is your duty to provide a secure house that complies with the requirements of the Housing Act and, if necessary, to carry out appropriate repairs.
Obligations can sometimes be limited under the lease. It is also your duty to respect the rights of the tenant. One of the most important of these is the right to peaceful possession. By renting to the tenant, you give that tenant ownership and use of your property without any disruption. This means that you cannot enter the house often, at odd hours or without notice..