Landlord / Tenant Disputes
Attorney Vincent Schindeler has been litigating Landlord/Tenant matters since he opened his law firm in 1994. Mr. Schindeler has represented landlords as well as tenants. Because of the customarily low dollar amounts associated with landlord/tenant disputes, many people believe that they can competently represent themselves. For both landlords and tenants, this is a serious mistake.
The laws of the State of Florida set forth very specific rules which must be followed by both landlords and tenants in an eviction action and during the course of a tenancy. For example, if the landlord does not provide the tenant with a proper Three-Day Notice, not only may the eviction be dismissed by the court, but the landlord may be responsible for the tenant’s legal fees and costs.
Likewise, if the tenant does not follow the proper procedure for raising his or her defenses in court, the court might evict the tenant even if the defense would have otherwise been sufficient to win the case. In that event, the tenant could be removed from the leased premises and a money judgment for damages and attorneys fees may be entered against the him or her.
If you are faced with a landlord/tenant issue, please call the law office of Vincent E. Schindeler, P.A. at (954) 522-8686. We can help.