The Florida residential lease agreement is a legal binding contract between the landlord and the tenant, which is explicitly geared to help the two parties set terms and conditions. The residential lease agreement should be as per the Residential Tenancies (ss. 83.40-83.682). The maximum term of the residential lease is one year as per § 689.01 unless two witnesses sign the signed.
Steps to Fill the Florida Residential Lease Agreement
How to fill Florida Residential lease agreement
In the beginning, the date which the agreement is entered is filed alongside the name of the landlord and the tenant.
- The address of the residence and the personal property available.
- The nature of the occupancy and the names of other occupants.
- The commencement of the lease and the expiry date.
- The security deposit the tenant should pay, and it should be returned to the tenant within 15 days once they move out.
- The amount of monthly rent installment to be paid and on a specific date.
- The amount of late charges fee to be paid in case the tenant does not payments on a specified date.
- The forms of payment which can other be cash, personal check, money order or cashier’s check and the person payable to or the address to be mailed. The tenants are also supposed to use the given address to deliver their notices.
- A list of services to be provided and paid for by either the landlord or the tenant. Any utilities not mentioned on the agreement are the responsibility of the tenant if they choose to use them. Upon expiration of the lease, the tenant should disconnect the utilities.
The next few paragraphs have an outline of terms and conditions based on:
- Notice to surrender
- Obligations of the landlord and the tenant
- Tenants insurance
- Condition of the leased premises
- Notice of injuries
- Landlord’s right to mortgage
- Modification of the lease, governing law among other terms as listed.
- A list of other requirements is listed and should be per the governing laws.
- Once the document is well filled with accurate information, both the parties fill their name, date, and signature.
The Florida residential lease agreement protects both the landlord and the tenant and sets out the obligations of both parties. The legal binding document enables the two parties to be in agreement on various things concerning the premises.