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Lease Agreement

Landlord Tenant Law

Landlord Representation

Tenant Representation

Khani & Auerbach represents both landlords and tenants with their legal matters involving residential and commercial properties. The rights of landlords and tenants in the State of Florida can be very complicated, and in the event of litigation, an experienced landlord/tenant lawyer can help you gain the best possible outcome. However, the best scenario for our clients is preventing a problem before it arises. In addition to providing representation when a dispute arises between a landlord and a tenant, Khani & Auerbach can assist you in drafting and negotiating leases.

Khani & Auerbach represents both landlords and tenants. Having this experience with both landlords and tenants affords us with a better understanding of the expectations and rights of both parties. This experience and understanding of the Florida statutes that govern the relationship between commercial and residential landlords and tenants, also allows us to resolve issues between the parties with ease. Before undertaking representation, we carefully review every case to ensure the most cost effective resolution for our client.

Khani & Auerbach can assist with the following types of landlord/tenant matters:

  • Negotiation, Drafting and Review of both Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Nonpayment of Rent
  • Eviction
  • Commercial and Residential Lease Breaches
  • Commercial and Residential Lease Terminations
  • Illegal Use of Property by Tenants
  • Security Deposit Disputes
  • Repair obligations
  • Subleases

Landlord Representation

Khani & Auerbach represents landlords throughout South Florida, in a variety of matters, including drafting and reviewing leases, evictions, and litigation or mediation of Landlord/Tenant disputes. Whether you need assistance in complying with government regulations, need help negotiating or drafting a lease, or involved in a tenant dispute, contacting an experienced Florida Landlord/Tenant attorney is essential.

As you may know, the foundation of any Landlord/Tenant relationship is the written lease agreement. We always recommend that Landlords have their lease carefully drafted and/or reviewed by an attorney who is knowledgeable with drafting contracts and is familiar with the Florida Statutes regarding Landlords and Tenants. Khani & Auerbach is capable of drafting a residential or commercial lease, reviewing an existing lease, negotiating the terms of a proposed lease, and ensuring the protection of your rights.

Landlord/Tenant relationships are not only heavily governed by the lease agreement, but also by Florida Statutes. The intricacies of the Florida Statutes regulating the Landlord/Tenant relationship demand a full understanding and strict adherence to both the lease agreement and the Statutes. Without having knowledge in advance, sometimes prospective clients get frustrated and attempt taking actions that may not necessarily be in their best interest. We always recommend against actions that may be viewed as coercive, such as changing locks and shutting off power.

If you are a landlord and feel you need to take action against your tenant for eviction, to collect unpaid rent, to recover the cost of repairing damage to your property, or for any other breach of the lease agreement, Khani & Auerbach has the knowledge and experience regarding these issues and can offer you advice and skilled legal representation. Contact us by calling (954) 921-1517 to schedule a consultation today.

Tenant Representation

Khani & Auerbach assists tenants throughout South Florida. We understand and proactively defend their rights as tenants. If you are experiencing issues with your landlord, it is recommended that you contact an experienced attorney that can advise you with respect to the various Florida landlord/tenant laws. Khani & Auerbach can review the details of your case and advise you about your rights as a tenant.

The foundation of any Landlord/Tenant relationship is the lease agreement. Because most Landlord/Tenant relationships involve written contracts, it recommended to have the lease agreement reviewed BEFORE entering into a Landlord/Tenant relationship. Khani & Auerbach can draft, review and negotiate the terms of the lease to ensure that your rights are protected.

As a tenant, you not only have contractual rights, but also statutory rights that exist pursuant to the Florida Statutes that deserve to be protected and enforced. If faced with an eviction, we can ensure that your landlord follows the proper protocol and strictly complies with the statutory requirements for eviction. If you are late on the payment of your rent, the landlord must take specific steps to begin the eviction process. For example, the landlord must deliver a proper notice before commencing an eviction proceeding. Once an eviction action has been filed and you have been served with the Summons and Complaint, you will only have five business days to file your response with the court. Eviction cases move much faster than other types of civil cases, so it is important you contact an attorney as soon as the dispute arises. The remedies you need are available and the law provides you with the safeguards to protect yourself against many deficiencies.

If you have already moved out and the landlord fails to return your security deposit, Khani & Auerbach can also be of service. When you move out, your landlord must either return your deposit (plus interest, if applicable) within 15 days of termination of the lease, or provide you with notice by certified mail to your last known address of their intent to impose a claim on your security deposit. You have 15 days from the delivery of the notice of intent to impose a claim on the security deposit to object to the notice.

If you are experiencing issues with your landlord and feel that action is needed, contact us by calling (954) 921-1517 to schedule a consultation today.