At some point in their lives, a majority of people will need to sign a lease, either for residential purposes such as renting a house or apartment, or commercial purposes for business space. While some leases are 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 real estate law attorneys provide legal representation to lessees and lessors throughout Florida entering into lease agreements. We handle residential and commercial leases, fully understanding the legal nuances existing between the two types.
Our 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 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 these matters, as well as other issues, are properly addressed.
Commercial Real Estate Leases in Florida
As experienced real estate attorneys, we've assisted Fort Walton Beach business owners and commercial landlords entering into lease agreements. Commercial leases are often much more complex than residential leases. Many commercial leases are customized to the landlord's particular needs and often involve a negotiation process to meet the tenant's needs.
We are equipped to handle a wide range of lease agreements, from the basic apartment lease to the highly complex and potentially contentious commercial lease. At Dowd Law Firm, we are proud to provide efficient and effective legal counsel to lessees and lessors in Okaloosa County and beyond.
To set up a case consultation, call us today at (850) 972-2233.