Who needs this residential lease?
This is a residential lease for all those who are looking for an apartment to rent. If you have been trying to find a single family housing unit - this isn’t the right form. It was designed only for tenants of the multi-family rentals. A multi-family rental could be a condominium, mobile home or cooperative, but never a duplex, commercial, agricultural or other residential property.
What is this residential lease for?
Is it accompanied by other forms?
There are two addenda to this form. The first is copy of the current version of Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, part II, chapter 83, Florida Statutes. The second form to be attached is Early termination fee/Liquidated damages addendum.
When is this residential lease due?
This lease is signed for one year. After that period the landlord and all the tenants of the premises must sign a new lease.
How do I fill out a residential lease in multi-family housing rental?
There are 10 pages of the agreement. They concern various issues regarding the use of premises and the relationship between the landlord and tenants. Sections to negotiate and agree upon before signing this lease are: rent payments and charges; deposits, advance rent and late charges; security deposits; use of premises; maintenance; utilities; landlord’s access to premises; prohibited acts by landlord; casualty damage; defaults/remedies; lessor’s disclosure; attorney’s fees and tenant’s personal property.
Where do I send it?
Each party signing this residential lease must keep one original of the document.