What Is a Housing Code Inspection?

In Florida, residential homes subject to an upcoming real estate transaction require a housing code inspection to be completed before finalizing the sale. The inspection must occur immediately after the contract has been signed but before the completion of the home’s purchase. Before signing the agreement, ensure it includes an inspection clause stating the final […]

When a Landlord Fails to Obey the Housing Codes

Homeownership is not always an option, and renting a home can quickly become a nightmare, especially if the landlord is not obeying Florida state and local housing codes. When renting, your landlord is legally responsible for ensuring your unit is habitable. But what happens if your landlord does not obey local housing codes? Do you […]

Do You Have to Pay Rent if Your Rental Needs Repairs?

According to Florida’s housing authority, landlords must keep their rental properties in livable conditions, and if they do not, tenants can withhold their monthly rent payments. However, it is not as cut and dry as stopping paying rent. The tenant is responsible for providing proper notification about the violation and giving the landlord seven days […]


The renting of a home, condominium, or apartment in Florida comes with some form of understanding that your landlord is responsible for keeping the unit habitable. When the unit becomes inhabitable, such as broken exterior door locks, there are rats in the kitchen, or  mold in the bathroom, the responsibility falls on the landlord to […]

Security Deposit Laws in Florida

If you are renting in the state of Florida, you should know that, legally, a security deposit is typically required.  Security deposits are normally one month’s rent — meant to cover damage to the premises beyond normal wear and tear. Additionally, it is an alternative if a tenant leaves their lease a month early without […]

What Are My Rights as a Renter in Florida

Are you a renter in Florida? If that is the case – you must make yourself aware of your rights as a renter in Florida. Both landlords and tenants have responsibilities and if you are aware of them, it will be much easier for you to hire a rental lawyer if something were to go […]

Can a Condo Unit Owner Sue the Association in Florida?

More and more often, Florida condo unit owners are pursuing lawsuits against condo boards over various restrictions regarding various things such as pets, discrimination, and many others.  If you feel you have a reason to file a lawsuit against your Condominium Association (COA), condominium lawyers are ready to assist you. Remember, condo rules and regulations […]

Condo Repairs in Florida and How an Attorney Can Help

When purchasing a condo in Florida, you must familiarize yourself with condo repairs and maintenance obligations that you will have as an owner.  Will you have the responsibility for repairing and maintaining common spaces? Is the condo association in charge of the maintenance repairs inside of your unit? Know that condominium lawyers from Ferrer Law […]

Florida Law Limits Condo and HOA from Restricting Installation of Renewable Resources Such as Solar Panels

While broad powers are afforded to condominium and homeowner associations to regulate and limit the rights of unit and homeowners on what improvements can be made to their property when living in a planned urban development, there are limitations and Florida law limits Condo and HOA from restricting installation of renewable resources such as solar […]

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