At the Davis Basta Law Firm, P.A. we bring extensive experience to the table in all aspects of residential or commercial landlord-tenant issues.  We have managed and continue to manage commercial business property and residential property.  Our attorneys are familiar with the courts in Pinellas CountyPasco County, and Hillsborough County.

We have carefully drafted commercial business leases and residential leases for large corporations, land trusts, and individuals.  We custom tailor our leases to address any unique issues associated with the particular property, whether it is a residential or commercial property.  We understand a landlord’s right to collect rent if it they are not paid, and we also understand the tenant’s right to peaceful and quiet enjoyment of the leased property.

Before any eviction can be filed, under Florida law, you must serve notice.  The type of notice that has to be provided will depend on the circumstances surrounding the eviction.  We have the appropriate forms readily available in our office.  Many times, just serving a notice will resolve a landlord/tenant dispute.

The lease, along with Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes, controls the relationship between the landlord and the tenant.  We are familiar with all types of commercial and residential leases, and have experience litigating a vast array of issues relating to Chapter 83.

There are certain rules that regulate how security deposits are held and disclosures that must be made to a tenant regarding a security deposit.  These rules are found in section 83.49(1)-(2), Florida Statutes.  If a landlord owns less than five rental units, then the landlord is not required to abide by the disclosure requirements set forth in section 83.49(2), Florida Statutes.  However, the landlord must still hold the deposit in a bank account, for the benefit of the lessee, that is separate from and not commingled with the landlord’s personal funds.