Below is a summary of Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law.
It is not intended for the purpose of providing legal advice.
At all times during the tenancy, the landlord of a single-family home or duplex shall: The landlord's obligations may be altered or modified in writing when renting a single-family dwelling or duplex.
On vacating the premises for termination of the lease: After receiving the landlord’s notice of intention to impose a claim, you will have 15 days to object in writing.The clerk of the county court will then issue a “Writ of Possession” to the sheriff, who will notify you that eviction will take place in 24 hours.The tenant MAY be able to withhold rent if the landlord fails to do what the law or rental agreement requires.A written rental agreement can be a formal contract or simply a copy of a letter stating the rights and obligations of both the landlord and tenant.Florida law requires that notices to and from a landlord must be in writing and must be either hand-delivered or mailed, even if the rental agreement is oral.
A tenant must notify the landlord, in writing, by hand delivery or mail, of noncompliance with Florida law or the requirements of the rental agreement.