At some point in their lives, a majority of people will need to sign a lease for residential purposes, such as renting a house or apartment, or commercial purposes for business space. While some leases can be fairly straightforward, others can be highly complex. In some instances, entering into a lease agreement without having an attorney review the lease can be a risky undertaking. At Dowd Law Firm, our Fort Walton Beach real estate law attorneys provide legal representation to lessees and lessors who are entering into lease agreements. We handle residential and commercial leases, fully understanding the nuances that exist between the two types.
Our team of attorneys can provide you with a selection of services for your residential and commercial leases, including:
- Drafting leases
- Reviewing leases
- Negotiating leases
- Litigating breach of contract
Residential Real Estate Leases in Florida
Most residential leases involve apartment complexes, single family homes, multi-family units, and similar properties. If you are a landlord, you want to ensure that the property is kept in good condition and paid for in a timely manner. Additionally, you may want to limit the existence of number of pets, smoking, number of tenants, and other factors.
If you are a tenant, you want to ensure that you know your rights and responsibilities, understand how and when to pay your rent, and know what you need to do to get your security deposit back at the end of your time at the rental. A properly drafted lease agreement can ensure that the above matters, as well as other issues, are properly addressed.
Commercial Real Estate Leases
As Fort Walton Beach real estate attorneys, we assist business owners and commercial landlords who are entering into lease agreements. Commercial leases are often much more complex than residential leases, with many practicalities and legalities not present in a residential lease. Keep in mind that many commercial leases are customized to the landlord's particular needs and will likely involve a negotiation process to meet the tenant's needs.
As your Florida attorneys, we are equipped to handle a range of lease agreements from the basic apartment lease to the highly complex and potentially contentious commercial lease with large sums of money involved. At Dowd Law Firm, we provide efficient and effective legal counsel to lessees and lessors involved in lease negotiations.
To set up a case consultation, call us today at (850) 972-2233.