Florida Rental Lease Agreement Templates

The Florida rental agreements are for creating a contract between a lessor (“landlord”) and a lessee (“tenant”) for the use of property in return for monthly payment. The tenant may be requested to fill in a rental application to see if they qualify financially for rental unit. Depending on their credit score, previous rental history, references, and past employers the landlord will be able to make a decision to issue a prepared lease agreement for signature.

Form Description Types

Florida Rental Application

The Florida Rental Application allows a landlord in the State to be able to view an individual’s credit and background in regards to signing a lease agreement. The landlord will likely ask the potential tenant for all their personal information…Read more ›

Florida Residential Lease Agreement

The Florida residential lease agreement is most commonly a twelve (12) month term that is between a property owner (landlord) that accepts a willing lessee (tenant) to occupy livable space in return for payment. The contract is usually structured to…Read more ›

Florida Sublease Agreement

The Florida sublease agreement is a form used when a tenant (sublessor) is seeking to rent out part or the whole space that they are currently under lease. The new tenant (sublessee) after signing will have the same rights to…Read more ›

Florida Month to Month Rental Agreement

The Florida monthly rental agreement is a contract that is a short-term lease that renews every month. After authorizing the lease agreement, the tenant is allowed to use the landlord’s property in exchange for monthly payment which renews the lease…Read more ›

Florida Commercial Lease Agreement

The Florida commercial lease agreement is a contract between property owner and a business entity for the use and operation of retail, office, or industrial space. The rent is often calculated in price per square foot ($/SF) and depending on…Read more ›

Required Disclosures

Agent Identification

The landlord must identify the person, if it is the landlord then write their information, that is authorized to send and receive notices. The name and address must be included. Statute 83.50

Fire

The landlord must inform the tenant in housing units above three (3) stories of the availability of fire protection.

Lead Paint

Required for all types of improved residential property built before 1978. Download > Florida Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form

Radon

According to (404.056), every lease must contain the following statement in regards to Radon gas;

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time. Levels of radon that exceed federal and state guidelines have been found in buildings in Florida. Additional information regarding radon and radon testing may be obtained from your county health department.

If higher than normal levels of radon are or have been detected on the premises, the radon disclosure form is required.

Security Deposit

If a deposit is collected by the landlord, they have thirty (30) days to inform the tenant of the banking institution it is at including the type of account, interest or non-interest, including the the interest amount (if any). (Statute 83.49)

Landlord-Tenant Laws

  • Security Deposit Cap; No statutory limit.
  • Returning Security Deposit; The landlord must return the deposit within fifteen days unless there are deductions. If there are deductions, notice must be given within thirty (30) days and the remainder of the monies must be sent to the tenant.
  • Access to Rental Property; (Statute 83.53) The landlord must give at least twelve (12) hours notice before entering the tenant’s rental property for any non-emergency use.
  • When is Rent Late; (Statutes 83.56(3) and (4)) Rent is due on the date specified in the lease contract. Although the landlord may not charge a late fee unless it is specifically written. The landlord may still be able to give the three (3) day eviction notice giving the tenant time to either pay the full amount due or vacate the property.